Administrative Simplification (A/S)

Title II, Subtitle F, of HIPAA, which gives HHS the authority to mandate the use of standards for the electronic exchange of health care data; to specify what medical and administrative code sets should be used within those standards; to require the use of national identification systems for health care patients, providers, payers (or plans), and employers (or sponsors); and to specify the types of measures required to protect the security and privacy of personally identifiable health care information.

Related Terms: AccessHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability ActJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare OrganizationsUS Department of Health and Human Services 

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