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The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), a group that represents the interests of the nation’s largest employers on health, retirement and compensation issues, says self-insured health care plans should not be required to obtain health plan identifiers (HPIDs).

The Committee decried the new rule which was put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying that requiring all health plans to acquire the 10 digit identifiers has caused “administrative confusion, uncertainty and consternation” for its members.

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