The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was signed into federal law on March 23, 2010. Now known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this law has since made health insurance accessible to millions of uninsured people.
Section 1104 of the Administrative Simplification provisions of the ACA builds upon the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by establishing several new, expanded, or revised provisions that will enhance the usefulness of existing HIPAA transactions and reduce administrative costs. This includes, but is not limited to, the following mandates:
Under the ACA, Congress required the adoption of new operating rules for the health care industry. In order to create as much uniformity as possible within the implementation of electronic standards, Congress directed the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt a single set of operating rules (outlined below) to further streamline existing transactions:
MassHealth continues to monitor the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) websites for the most up-to-date information on ACA Operating Rules.