The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID). The adoption of the unique health plan identifier is designed to eliminate the need for multiple identifiers in order to streamline HIPAA standard transactions. A group health plan with more than $5 Million in annual receipts must obtain an HPID before November 5th, 2014. A group health plan with $5 Million or less in annual receipts must obtain an HPID before November 5th, 2015. Keenan has released a briefing on this subject to inform our clients about the process.
The Keenan briefing can be found at: //www.keenan.com/news/brief/2014/BRF_20140926_HCRHealthPlanID_KA.pdf