Legal Alert - CMS Announces Delayed Enforcement of HPID Requirement
CMS ANNOUNCES DELAYED ENFORCEMENT OF HPID REQUIREMENT
On October 31, 2014, CMS announced that it is delaying "until further notice" its enforcement of the regulation requiring health plans and other HIPAA-covered entities to obtain and use health plan identifiers (HPIDs). The full announcement can be found using the link below. This means that employers and other sponsors of self-insured group health plans will not be required to obtain an HPID by November 5, 2014.