HIPAA Compliance Guide

HIPAA Overview & Regulations

HIPAA Compliance Guide
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Regulations
General Administrative Requirements
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart B
Preemption Of State Law
Subpart C
Compliance and Investigations
Subpart D
Imposition of Civil Money Penalties
Subpart E
Procedures for Hearings
Administrative Requirements
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart D
Standard Unique Health Identifier For Health Care Providers
Subpart E
Standard Unique Health Identifier For Health Plans
Subpart F
Standard Unique Employer Identifier
Subpart I
General Provisions For Transactions
Subpart J
Code Sets
Subpart K
Health Care Claims Or Equivalent Encounter Information
Subpart L
Eligibility For A Health Plan
Subpart M
Referral Certification And Authorization
Subpart N
Health Care Claim Status
Subpart O
Enrollment And Disenrollment In A Health Plan
Subpart P
Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) And Remittance Advice
Subpart Q
Health Plan Premium Payments
Subpart R
Coordination Of Benefits
Subpart S
Medicaid Pharmacy Subrogation
Security and Privacy
Subpart A
General Provisions
Subpart C
Security Standards For The Protection Of Electronic Protected Health Information
Subpart D
Notification In The Case Of Breach Of Unsecured Protected Health Information
Subpart E
Privacy Of Individually Identifiable Health Information

Administrative Requirements   >   General Provisions For Transactions

§ 162.925 Additional requirements for health plans

(a) General rules.

(1) If an entity requests a health plan to conduct a transaction as a standard transaction, the health plan must do so.

(2) A health plan may not delay or reject a transaction, or attempt to adversely affect the other entity or the transaction, because the transaction is a standard transaction.

(3) A health plan may not reject a standard transaction on the basis that it contains data elements not needed or used by the health plan (for example, coordination of benefits information).

(4) A health plan may not offer an incentive for a health care provider to conduct a transaction covered by this part as a transaction described under the exception provided for in § 162.923(b).

(5) A health plan that operates as a health care clearinghouse, or requires an entity to use a health care clearinghouse to receive, process, or transmit a standard transaction may not charge fees or costs in excess of the fees or costs for normal telecommunications that the entity incurs when it directly transmits, or receives, a standard transaction to, or from, a health plan.

(6) During the period from March 17, 2009 through December 31, 2011, a health plan may not delay or reject a standard transaction, or attempt to adversely affect the other entity or the transaction, on the basis that it does not comply with another adopted standard for the same period.

(b) Coordination of benefits. If a health plan receives a standard transaction and coordinates benefits with another health plan (or another payer), it must store the coordination of benefits data it needs to forward the standard transaction to the other health plan (or other payer).

(c) Code sets. A health plan must meet each of the following requirements:

(1) Accept and promptly process any standard transaction that contains codes that are valid, as provided in subpart J of this part.

(2) Keep code sets for the current billing period and appeals periods still open to processing under the terms of the health plan’s coverage.

[65 FR 50367, Aug. 17, 2000, as amended at 74 FR 3325, Jan. 16, 2009]

HIPAA Regulations

§ 162.923: Requirements for covered entities

HIPAA Regulations

§ 162.930: Additional rules for health care clearinghouses