Holland & Knight LLP

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has withdrawn a HIPAA rule that would have required controlling health plans (CHPs) to demonstrate compliance with certain HIPAA standards. The proposed rule, published on Jan. 2, 2014, would have required CHPs to submit documentation demonstrating compliance with HIPAA's electronic transaction requirements for health plan eligibility, healthcare claim status, and healthcare electronic funds transfers and remittance advice.