CMS is launching a volunteer program for providers to test the process for reviewing compliance with HIPAA electronic transactions, unique identifiers, and operating rules among providers. Any providers who conduct electronic health care transactions can volunteer for the program on behalf of themselves or their group practice or hospital. CMS will select three healthcare providers from the pool of volunteers to work one-on-one with CMS to identify and resolve compliance issues. CMS estimates the testing will require a commitment of less than ten hours. Upon completion of the pilot program, participants will receive a certificate and will be exempt from compliance reviews for one year. Click here for more information on the program and how to contact CMS to volunteer. Contact CMS by April 24 to volunteer for the program.
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