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Health Plan Coverage Dates

Definition:The beginning and end dates of the health plan coverage of the individual. These dates may not apply equally to all benefits included in the health plan coverage. Some benefits may have waiting periods for coverage to be effective which results in a different benefit begin date. The purpose of providing this information in the registration/medication summary is to better inform patients about their health coverage. Providers should use the applicable standard transactions required under regulation to determine patient eligibility for benefits

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