Machine-Readable Files

Originally posted Oct. 23, 2021; Updated Aug. 2, 2022

Requirement of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule

Health insurers are required to publicly display certain health care price information via machine-readable files on their websites beginning July 1, 2022. These machine-readable files will include negotiated rates with in-network providers, and allowed amounts for out-of-network providers. The files are in a format required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What this means for you:

  • These files will include the place of service (POS) code, your federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and your National Provider Identifier.
  • If you are using your Social Security number as your TIN, we encourage you to register for a new TIN and update us through our Demographic Change Form.

Learn more about machine-readable files and how to access them.

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