Client Alert: Deadline November 5 for Large Self-Insured Health Plans to Obtain Health Plan Identifier

UPDATE:  Effective October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a delay until further notice of the Health Plan Identifier requirements described in this Client Alert.

Regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) pursuant to the Affordable Care Act require certain health plans to obtain a Health Plan Identifier (an “HPID”) by November 5, 2014.  The HPID is a 10-digit, unique health plan identifier to be used in HIPAA electronic transactions that the health plan conducts or that a business associate conducts on behalf of the health plan.