Frequently Asked Questions - I. General CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment Operating Rule Questions

Which entities should implement for the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment Operating Rules?

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Which entities should implement for the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment Operating Rules?

The CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment Operating Rules apply to all HIPAA covered entities that conduct the following transactions:

§    X12 5010X220 Benefit and Enrollment Maintenance (834) transaction

NOTE: This rule does not require any entity to conduct, use, or process the X12 v5010 834 transaction if it currently does not do so or is not required by Federal or state regulation to do so.  Entities acting in the role of a Business Associate of a HIPAA covered entity may also need to implement various aspects of the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment (834) Infrastructure Rule. The HHS website provides charts to help organizations determine whether an organization or individual is a HIPAA covered entity. This rule optionally applies to other Non-X12 Additional Documentation payload types (e.g., HL7 C-CDA, .pdf, etc.) exchanged using the most recent CAQH CORE Connectivity Rule. Currently the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment (834) Infrastructure Rule are voluntary and have not been adopted by HHS for mandatory adoption by HIPAA covered entities. HHS will determine if the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment (834) Infrastructure Rule will be included in any regulatory mandates. While the CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment (834) Infrastructure Rule is currently voluntary, stakeholder entities are immediately eligible to implement the operating rules and to pursue CORE Certification.

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