Implementation of a national health plan identifier under the Affordable Care Act, while a worthwhile effort, is not a slam-dunk process, the Medical Group Management Association contends.

“If properly developed and implemented, incorporating an HPID into the healthcare system is an excellent opportunity to streamline an important part of the claims revenue cycle, defined in medical group practice as the cycle from registration of the patient to the account being paid,” MGMA notes in a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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