CMS Delays Start Of HIPAA Enforcement Actions For Operating Rules Until March

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) will not begin enforcement actions against HIPAA covered entities that are not in compliance with the operating rules adopted for transactions related to eligibility for a health plan and health care claim status, as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), until March 31, 2013. The compliance date for using the operating rules remains Jan. 1, 2013.

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