Health Care Administrative Simplification

Health Care Administrative Simplification

The Health Care Administrative Simplification Act (ASA) of 1994 was enacted to bring about greater standardization and electronic exchange of health care administrative transactions, to reduce administrative costs and burden.

As part of the Act, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)'s Center for Health Information Policy and Transformation (CHIPT) develops and administers rules for the standard, electronic exchange of health care administrative transactions, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536. These rules are commonly referred to as the “Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides.” This work is being undertaken in consultation with a large, voluntary stakeholder organization, the Minnesota Administrative Uniformity Committee (AUC). In addition, CHIPT is also undertaking or assisting with other MDH health care reform and administrative simplification efforts.

See also the fact sheet, Minnesota's Health Care Administrative Simplification Initiative (PDF)

News

January 25, 2022
AUC Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Due to the competing demands of the COVID pandemic, the AUC is suspending activities and meetings through at least the first quarter of 2022. There are currently no AUC meetings scheduled for 2022 and meeting information will be added when available.

December 9, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is conducting a virtual meeting from 2–4pm on December 16, 2021 to receive oral comments regarding the rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule.

Use the information below to participate in the meeting:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Dial-in Number: 651-395-7448
Conference ID: 596 068 154

MDH published a notice on November 8, 2021 in the Minnesota State Register, Volume 46, Number 19 that it is accepting public comments, including written comments as well as the oral comments noted above, through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule. Specific information regarding the rulemaking procedures and for submitting comments can be found on pages 618-619 (PDF) of the State Register Notice.

To submit written comments, click on CHIPT Minnesota Department of Health Request for Comments and follow the instructions.

November 8, 2021
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) now accepting comments through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule.

The Minnesota Department of Health published a notice on November 8, 2021 in the Minnesota State Register, Volume 46, Number 19 that it is accepting public comments through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule. Specific information regarding the rulemaking procedures and for submitting comments can be found on pages 618-619 (PDF) of the State Register Notice.

To comment, parties can click the state “eComments” link for the appropriate discussion, scroll down to "Topic: Submit a Comment" and click "View Topic."

April 5, 2021
Revised 837P and 837I Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide Rules (MUCG) Adopted as Rules

Revised 837P and 837I MUCG rules were published in the April 5, 2021 Minnesota State Register, Volume 45, Number 40. Specific information can be found on pages 1079-1086 (PDF).

The State Register notice includes information regarding the rulemaking process and revisions from the previously adopted 837P and 837I MUCG rules (v14) to the newly adopted versions (v16). The v16 837P and 837I MUCG rules become effective May 6, 2021.

Archive of news and notices posted on the ASA website.

Updated Wednesday, 26-Jan-2022 10:22:37 CST