Go-to-Info | Information Bulletins
“Go-to-Info” is the short name for HIPAA Administrative Simplification Information Bulletins. Informational Bulletins share information, address operational and technical issues, and highlight best practices, initiatives or related efforts. Informational Bulletins do not establish new policy or provide new guidance.
- Health Plan Identifier Final Rule (PDF) – announces the publication of Final Rule CMS-0054-F, which eliminates the regulatory requirement for health plans to obtain and use an HPID and eliminates the voluntary acquisition and use of the OEID.
- Provider Pilot Program (PDF)– announces the launch of the volunteer Program Pilot Program to test the process for reviewing compliance with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules among providers.
- Compliance Review Program (PDF)– announces the launch of the Compliance Review Program to ensure compliance among covered entities with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules for electronic health care transactions.
- Optimization Pilot (PDF)– announces the completion of the Optimization Pilot, a small-scale effort to recruit volunteer health plans and clearinghouses to submit HIPAA standard transactions to HHS for compliance testing. HHS initiated the Optimization Pilot in preparation for the full-scale Compliance Review Program.
- Modification of the Requirements for the Use of HIPAA National Council for Prescription Drug Programs D.0 Standard (PDF)– announces the publication of a proposed rule to modify the requirements for the use of the Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide, Version D, Release 0 (Version D.0), August 2007, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) by requiring HIPAA covered entities to use the Quantity Prescribed field (460-ET) for retail pharmacy transactions for Schedule II drugs.
- Health Plan Identifier (HPID) and Other Entity Identifier (OEID) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF)– announces the publication of a proposed rule to eliminate the regulatory requirement for health plans to obtain and use an HPID, as well as eliminate the voluntary acquisition and use of the OEID.
- HIPAA Administrative Simplification Information Bulletin (PDF)– provides an overview of Subregulatory Guidance materials.
DNS has created a special mailbox to receive questions, comments and feedback on Guidance Letters, Bulletins, and FAQs, and any other related matters. The address for that mailbox is AdministrativeSimplification@cms.hhs.gov.