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Health Plan Insurance Information Source Name

Definition:The name of the entity that is the source of information about the health insurance. This name is not synonymous with a Health Plan Name or a Health Plan Identifier (when/if health plans are enumerated under HIPAA). In the context of the X12N 271 Transaction, an information source could be the payer, a Third Party Administrator (TPA), a health plan sponsor, or a gateway provider

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