Electronic Submission Option for HIPAA Model Compliance Plan Extension

The Administrative Simplification Compliance Act allowed covered entities to request a one year extension to the compliance deadline - until Oct 16, 2003 - by submitting a compliance plan to DHHS. The compliance plan must be submitted by October 15, 2002.

CMS has developed a model plan to meet that need. It is now offering the option to submit the HIPAA Model Compliance Plan electronically.

This option (and online help) is available at:

http://www.cms.gov/hipaa/hipaa2/ASCAForm.asp

All covered entities who intend to submit the plan are urged to do so electronically at the web site. You will receive a confirmation number if you do so, as proof of submission.