The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt standards for certain transactions to promote the efficient and uniform transmission of health information. One of the standards is a unique identifier for health plans.
Archive | June, 2014
The final waiting period regulations issued on Feb. 24, 2014, provided that a reasonable and bona fide employment-based orientation period was a permissible eligibility condition. During an orientation period, an employer and employee could evaluate whether the employment situation was satisfactory for each party, and standard orientation and training processes would begin.