Questions Submitted by the Public, by Date Posted to the Website. Process for adopting new code sets under HIPAA

11/02/2001

What is the process for adopting a standard for an additional medical code set?


12/7/2000:

The process for adopting additional code sets is the same as for adopting any new standard. The process for adopting a standard for an additional medical code set is described in sections 162.910 and 162.940 of the final rule on Standards for Electronic Transactions. These sections describe the Designated Standard Maintenance Organization process and state that it applies to new standards adopted under "this subchapter", that is, 45 CFR Subchapter C-Administrative Data Standards and Related Requirements. The subchapter covers all the adopted Administrative Simplification Standards.