NRPM: Standard Health Care Provider Identifier. § 142.101 Statutory basis and purpose.

05/07/1998

Sections 1171 through 1179 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 262 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, require HHS to adopt national standards for the electronic exchange of health information in the health care system. The purpose of these sections is to promote administrative simplification.