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Current News about HIPAA

DSHS is NPI Ready - Ahead of Schedule!


  • The National Provider Identifier (NPI) project began in the fall of 2005 with the Assessment phase. We coordinated our effort with HHSC, DADS, TMHP and DSHS.

  • Official DSHS Kick off was May 2006.

  • DSHS began deploying remediated systems in May of 2007.

  • DSHS worked hard to stay on track with multiple release dates as set by CMS and TMHP.

  • DSHS is NPI Ready!
    • Before the state compliance date of 3/1/08, and
    • Before the federal compliance date of 5/23/08


More info on NPI: Fact Sheet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Information on the most updated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outreach specific to NPI can be found on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website at www.tmhp.com. Select NPI Announcements from the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Last updated September 30, 2010