The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) appreciates
the invitation to comment on the use of the HPID in Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
transactions in conjunction with the Payer ID.

The dental benefits industry understands that part of the HPID
implementation was intended to solve routing issues that were
identified in the original HIPAA law in 1996. Maybe this was
needed 20 years ago but currently the healthcare industry does
not experience routing issues as the payer ID routing works just
fine. Any HPID requirement to be used in the transactions
will be a step back. There is unanimous concern by our
members that use of the HPID will impact provider payment
timing and cause potential privacy and security risks, including PHI
breaches. Implementing HPID in transactions will cost
significant system dollars and waste resources. The group consensus
remains that there is no benefit to using HPIDs in transactions.
The current routing and flow process works using the Payer IDs
created in the industry. Using HPIDs would only hurt the
industry including providers, vendors, clearinghouses and


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