Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary: Health Insurance Reform; Modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Electronic Transaction Standards
GAO-09-331R: Jan 30, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) new rule on modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic transaction standards. GAO found that (1) the final rule adopts updated versions of the standards for electronic transactions originally adopted under HIPAA, and it adopts a transaction standard for Medicaid pharmacy subrogation and two standards of billing retail pharmacy supplied and professional services; and (2) HHS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.