AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 7 (July)

Bulletin 2013: The Continuation of Administrative Simplification in the Affordable Care Act (Juiy 2013)

July 2013 page B1 Bulletin 2013: The Continuation of Administrative Simplification in the Affordable Care Act While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) garnered much skepticism and criticism from the public and the general health care industry, proponents of administrative simplification were pleased with the inclusion of several provisions that would continue to build on the work of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Administrative simplification, through the use of standard transactions and automated processes, delivers on saving practices time and money. The expanded requirements put forward in ACA will give...

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