Interesting Initiative

CAQH has created a 100 member coalition called the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange that has developed a standard operating rules to be used with the HIPAA 270 and 271 transactions in order to provide providers with useful eligibility and benefits information electronically. These operating rules have now been established, and this week the VA announced that it will participate in the program. If you are a health plan or a health care provider, this initiative appears to be worth your investigation assuming that you are not already involved.