Amended by section 10109 of the Manager’s Amendment. Directs HHS to adopt a single set of operating rules for each of the HIPAA financial and administrative transactions with the goal of creating “as much uniformity in the implementation of the electronic standards as possible.”
Adds electronic funds transfers (EFTs) to the list of healthcare transactions for which HHS must adopt a HIPAA standard. Lays out a timeline for operating rule adoption requirements and effective dates for specified transactions, with a provision for expedited rule-making, and creates health plan certification and documentation requirements regarding compliance with standards and operating rules with specified penalties.
Requires HHS to promulgate rules establishing a unique health plan identifier, a standard for EFTs and a transaction standard and a single set of associated operating rules for health claims attachments by specified dates. Effective March 23, 2010.