Explosive growth in digital health over the last few years means there are many developers and managers who haven’t worked under HIPAA before. This guide is written for startups (and small businesses operating online) who could use some help with the basics of HIPAA compliance.
The referral certification and authorization transaction is any of the following transmissions:
(a) A request from a health care provider to a health plan for the review of health care to obtain an authorization for the health care.
(b) A request from a health care provider to a health plan to obtain authorization for referring an individual to another health care provider.
(c) A response from a health plan to a health care provider to a request described in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of this section.
[74 FR 3326, Jan. 16, 2009]