The Department of Health and Human Services should adopt its proposed standard for claims attachments to help improve claims processing and eliminate unnecessary burdens on health care providers, AHA said in comments submitted today. However, AHA recommends HHS refrain from proceeding with its proposed standard for prior authorization attachments, which it called inconsistent with a recently proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services standard for prior authorizations.

HHS today extended the comment deadline for the proposed HIPAA transaction standards for health care attachments through 5 p.m. ET April 21.
 

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