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[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 3, 2014
"Plan sponsors should check with their third party administrators to determine if they will assist with, or handle on behalf of the plan, obtaining [a health plan identifier number (HPIN)] ... [P]lan sponsors should consider updating their business associate agreements or service contracts as necessary, to require the business associate to perform testing in order for the plan to satisfy the certification requirements... Plan sponsors should identify which business associates conduct the standard transactions that are subject to the certification requirements and reach out to them to ensure they are ready to move forward when the final rules on the certification process and attestation are issued."

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