CMS Announces One Year Delay for ICD-10 Compliance
The final rule also implements another administrative simplification provision under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by establishing a unique health plan identifier (HPID). Currently, when a health care provider bills a health plan, that plan may use a wide range of different identifiers that do not have a standard format. As a result, health care providers run into a number of time-consuming problems, such as misrouting of transactions, rejection of transactions due to insurance identification errors, and difficulty determining patient eligibility. The HPID will greatly simplify these processes.
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