Health Insurance Reform: Standards for Electronic Transactions. 2. Effective Dates and Compliance Dates of Modifications


Proposal Summary: In §142.106 (now §160.104), we proposed that if the Secretary adopts a modification to an implementation specification or a standard, the implementation date of the modification (the date by which covered entities must comply with the modification) would be no earlier than the 180th day following the adoption of the modification (the effective date of the final rule in the Federal Register which adopts the modification). The Secretary would determine the actual date, taking into account the time needed to comply due to the nature and extent of the modification. The Secretary would be able to extend the time for compliance for small health plans.