The unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) holds “little to no value” for stakeholders when used within electronic transactions adopted under HIPAA, according to a new survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

WEDI’s survey, which included 262 respondents including health plans, self-insured health plans, providers, third-party administrators, clearinghouses and software vendors, found that only 15 percent of all stakeholders surveyed find any value in the use of the HPID within transactions, while 64 percent of respondents indicated that they find no value and 21 percent do not know whether there is value.

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