The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has withdrawn a HIPAA rule that would have required controlling health plans (CHPs) to demonstrate compliance with certain HIPAA standards. The proposed rule, published on Jan. 2, 2014, would have required CHPs to submit documentation demonstrating compliance with HIPAA's electronic transaction requirements for health plan eligibility, healthcare claim status, and healthcare electronic funds transfers and remittance advice.

In response to 72 public comments, HHS decided to explore different ways to comply with relevant statutory requirements. CHPs must still comply with other HIPAA regulations.