Technical Bulletin-CMS Issues HPID Enforcement Delay

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On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) announced an immediate delay in enforcement of the requirements to obtain and use a Health Plan Identifier (“HPID”). This enforcement delay applies to all HIPAA covered entities, including healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. According to the announcement, the delay will remain in effect, until further notice.