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Administrative Simplification in the Health Care Industry

1/23/04 CMS Announces National Provider Identifiers for Use in HIPAA Transactions[]

7/24/03 Guidance on Compliance with HIPAA Transaction and Code Sets Standards[]

4/15/03 HIPAA Privacy Procedural Enforcement Rule

4/14/03 Guidance on Privacy and Research

4/11/03 Guidance on Privacy and Public Health


2/20/03 Health Insurance Reform: Security Standards Final Rule published in the Federal Register  []


2/20/03 Modifications to Electronic Data Transaction Standards and Code Sets published in the Federal Register []   Corrections published March 10, 2003.  []

10/15/02 CMS Named to Enforce HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Standards

5/31/02 HHS proposes to adopt changes to Transaction Standards as recommended by the Designated Standards Maintenance Organizations

3/29/02 - CMS Issues Model Compliance Extension Plan

FAQs on Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA)

5/31/02 HHS proposes to repeal the NDC code as the standard code set to refer to drugs.

Read the proposed rule on the GPO website


5/31/02 in Final Rule HHS adopts National Employer Identification Standard for use in health care transactions.

Read the final rule on the GPO website

Medical Privacy - National Standards to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information

8/9/02 Final Rule Published

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National Standards

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«» Identifier Standards
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«» Security Standards
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Standards Setting Process

«» Private Sector Standards DevelopmentDesignated Standards Maintenance Organizations | NCVHS | HISB Inventory of Health Care Information Standards «» Federal Implementation PlanHHS Organization | Federal Rule-Making Process | Milestones Achieved


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Last Revised: January 23, 2004

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