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The HIPAA Law and Related Information

You can download the entire HIPAA Law. See the link in the Downloads section below.

The Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA) 

The ASCA amended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and required that all claims submitted to Medicare on October 16, 2003 and beyond be done so electronically except for certain circumstances. For additional information on the ASCA Regulation, please go to the Downloads section below.

Section 1104 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

Section 1104, Administrative Simplification, of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 builds upon the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) with new and expanded provisions, including requirement to adopt operating rules for each of the HIPAA covered transactions; a unique, standard Health Plan Identifier; and a standard for electronic funds transfer. The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans certify their compliance with the standards and operating rules, and increases penalties for noncompliance. For additional information on the Affordable Care Act Administrative Simplification provisions, please go to the related Links Outside CMS section below.