Health Care Clearinghouse Law and Legal Definition

Health care clearinghouse means a public or private entity used to process or aid in the processing of health information received from another entity in a nonstandard format into standard format or nonstandard data content into standard data content. It includes a repricing company billing service, community health management information system, community health information system, and "value-added" switches and networks.

The term "health care clearinghouse” is defined under 42 USCS § 1320d (2) as a public or private entity that processes or facilitates the processing of nonstandard data elements of health information into standard data elements.