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NCVHS Makes Recommendations on Various Standards and Code Sets for HIPAA Transactions, Including HPIDs for Self-Insured Health Plans (PDF)
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Link to more items from this source
May 22, 2014
"To mitigate the confusion about the HPID among the health care industry, HHS should: [1] provide more guidance on the HPID/OEID specifically, clarifying when an HPID should be requested; [2] clarify the definition of health plan ... [3] explain the applicability of HPID to self-insured and fully-insured group health plans, specifically the extent to which all self-insured plans are required to obtain a HPID, where the HPID is to be used in the transaction and when a third party administrator is the entity processing the transaction on behalf of the self-insured plan ... [4] provide guidance on benefits and value of the HPID for health plans and providers and administrative simplification requirements[.]"

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