File No. 33453

This notice was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Insurance, Administration

Rule R590-164

Uniform Health Billing Rule

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33453
Filed: 03/11/2010 01:52:02 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 31A-22-614.5 requires all insurers that offer health insurance to use a uniform claim form and uniform billing and claim codes adopted by the commissioner in accordance with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act. In Subsection R590-164-4(A), the rule sets the electronic claim forms to be used uniformly, and Section R590-164-6 sets the standards for electronic data interchange transaction between providers of health services and health insurers.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The department has received only one written comment in the past five years dealing with this rule. The comment was to the effect that the writer agreed with the changes the department was making in the rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The rule is required by law, Section 31A-22-614.5. This rule eliminates the need for each insurer to create their own billing form that health providers are required to complete and file with the insurer before they can receive reimbursement for their services. Uniformity in health billing forms reduces confusion, processing time and cost. It should be noted that the organization that sets the standards has representation from major insurance carriers and health care providers. Before adopting standards they are exposed to the insurance industry and medical organizations for their input. As many as 700 responses have been received regarding a change in standards. Ninety percent of medical billings in Utah are sent electronically, exceeding the national average. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Jilene Whitby, Information Specialist

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].