Health care clearinghouse
Health care clearinghouse means a public or private entity, including a billing service, repricing company, community health management information system or community health information system, and value-added networks and switches, that does either of the following functions:
(1) Processes or facilitates the processing of health information received from another entity in a nonstandard format or containing nonstandard data content into standard data elements or a standard transaction.
(2) Receives a standard transaction from another entity and processes or facilitates the processing of health information into nonstandard format or nonstandard data content for the receiving entity.
45 CFR § 160.103
Except as otherwise provided, the following definitions apply to this subchapter: