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Healthcare Clearinghouse

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A public or private entity, including a billing service, repricing company, community health management information system or community health information system, and “value-added” networks and switches, that does either of the following functions: (1) Processes or facilitates the processing of health information received from another entity in a nonstandard format or containing nonstandard data content into standard data elements or a standard transaction. (2) Receives a standard transaction from another entity and processes or facilitates the processing of health information into nonstandard format or nonstandard data content for the receiving entity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 (45 C.F.R., Sec. 160.103)