An electronic health network (EHN or network) exchanges electronic health care transactions between other electronic health networks, payers, providers, vendors, or entities. A medical care electronic claims clearinghouse is a firm that transmits electronic health care transactions and includes EHNs.
The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is responsible for the certification of EHNs and medical care electronic claims clearinghouses. COMAR 10.25.07, Certification of Electronic Health Networks and Medical Care Electronic Claims Clearinghouses, requires third party payers that accept electronic health care transactions originating in Maryland to only accept electronic health care transactions from MHCC certified electronic health networks or medical care electronic claims clearinghouses. In order to achieve MHCC certification, EHNs must provide evidence that they meet standards related to privacy and confidentiality, business practices, physical and human resources, technical performance, and security. A certification is valid for a two year period from the date the MHCC grants certification.
The EHN must complete the MHCC EHN Certification/Recertification Application, submit the appropriate application fee, and provide evidence that the network is accredited or certified by a qualified accreditation or certification organization to obtain MHCC certification. An example of an accreditation organization recognized by the MHCC is the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). For more information about EHNAC, please visit the EHNAC Website.
MHCC Certified EHNs
MHCC EHN Candidacy and Initial Certification
MHCC EHN Recertification
About the EHN Certification Process
Last Updated: July 23, 2012