Health Plan Identifier Delayed
On October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of e-Health Standards and Services announced a delay in the regulations pertaining to health plan enumeration and the use of the HPID. This delay is in regards to HIPAA transactions adopted in the HPID final rule, and applies to all HIPAA-covered entities, including health plans.
If you have not already obtained a HPID, you are no longer required to do so at this time. If you have been assigned a HPID, you may want to keep it on file in case it is required in the future.
If you have any questions, please contact your client relationship manager.