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CMS Announces Indefinite Delay in Enforcement of HPID Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (?Ç£CMS?Ç¥) announced the indefinite delay of its enforcement of the requirement that health plans obtain and use a Health Plan Identifier (?Ç£HPID?Ç¥) in HIPAA transactions. Certain health plans had been required to obtain a HPID by November 5, 2014. The enforcement delay applies to all HIPAA covered entities, including health plans and healthcare providers. The CMS announcement is available?áhere.

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