Trustee Alert – HIPAA EDI Certification Proposed Rule

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The Trust's business associates who perform electronic transactions on its behalf are required to follow certain HIPAA standards and operating rules. A recently published proposed rule introduces a new requirement to submit compliance certification for three specific types of electronic transactions: (1) eligibility, (2) claim status, and (3) electronic fund transfers. A one-time certification must be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services between January 1, 2015 and December 2015.

The Trust is responsible for obtaining certification even though the HIPAA covered electronic transactions are performed by its business associates. The penalty for each day of noncompliance is substantial: $1 per covered life per day.

Please see full alert below for more information.

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Topics:  Data Protection, Healthcare, HHS, HIPAA

Published In: Health Updates, Privacy Updates, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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