The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is searching for healthcare providers to participate in a new pilot program aimed at simplifying HIPAA compliance.
Agency officials sent out a notice Wednesday afternoon, announcing the new effort to review compliance with its HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules. The announcement follows completion of a similar pilot for health plans that wrapped up last year.
Any healthcare institutions that conduct electronic healthcare transactions are eligible to volunteer. By the end of April, Health and Human Services plans to pick three individual providers or organizations from the pool of volunteers to participate, according to the announcement.
Those chosen will work one-on-one with HHS to pinpoint and address any compliance issues. Transaction submission would take about 10 hours, total, with the pilot expected to last four to six months. After completing the program, participants will receive a certificate and exemption from random compliance reviews for one year.