HIPAA Compliance Timetable

  • October 15, 2002 - Deadline to submit a compliance extension form for Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets.
  • October 16, 2002 - Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities except those who filed for an extension and are not a small health plan.
  • April 14, 2003 - Privacy - all covered entities except small health plans.
  • April 16, 2003 - Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities must have started software and systems testing.
  • October 16, 2003 - Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Sets - all covered entities who filed for an extension and small health plans.
  • October 16, 2003 - Medicare will only accept paper claims under limited circumstances.
  • April 14, 2004 - Privacy - small health plans.
  • July 30, 2004 - Employer Identifier Standard - all covered entities except small health plans.
  • April 20, 2005 - Security Standards - all covered entities except small health plans.
  • August 1, 2005 - Employer Identifier Standard - small health plans.
  • April 20, 2006 - Security Standards – small health plans.
  • May 23, 2007 - National Provider Identifier - all covered entities except small health plans.
  • May 23, 2008 - National Provider Identifier - small health plans.