Physician Practice

‘Code sets’ compliance

Physician Practice Perspective, June 21, 2002

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the HIPAA Model Compliance Extension Form. CMS indicates it will soon allow physician practices to submit the form electronically. Medical practices that need to wait until October 16, 2003, to comply with HIPAA’s transactions and code sets rule must submit a compliance plan to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by October 16, 2002. The form asks for details on your compliance plans, such as your reason for filing for the extension, your budget to comply, and your HIPAA awareness strategies.Go to w

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