Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following FAQs are provided for information and clarification. They will be revised and updated as needed. Additional information regarding Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536 and related rules is available at on the Minnesota Department of Health Administrative Simplification Act website.
Last revised: 1/30/2012
Category 9 - Claims Payment/Advice
MDH encourages electronic payment (i.e., electronic funds transfer, or EFT) as a further means of reducing health care administrative costs and burdens. However, Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536 does not require electronic payment. Group purchasers and providers may be subject to other requirements or trading partner agreements which require the transmission of an electronic payment. It is recommended that each organization familiarize itself with its payment procedures as it may relate to the claim payment/advice transaction.
The Minnesota AUC developed and published an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) (PDF) best practice that outlines standard EFT processes for providers, group purchasers, and financial institutions.