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HIN Technical Bulletin

  April 2011
Issue No. 1104

HIN Distribution Available Online on Monday, 04/18/2011

In September 2009, HIBCC updated iHIN to include the option for subscribers to download weekly incremental HIN update files as well as periodic distribution files. In the past, periodic distribution files were mailed to HIN subscribers on a CD in either tab-delimited or fixed-width text file formats.

This new system has streamlined the HIN distribution process by eliminating any delays associated with preparing mailings and burnings CDs.

On Monday, April 18, 2011, a new set of HIN distribution files will be available online at 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time). To download the periodic HIN distribution from iHIN, please follow the steps below:

1) Access iHIN at http://www.hibcchin.org.

2) Enter and submit your subscriber username and password.

3) Once logged in, click the “Download” button at the top of the window.

4) You will be redirected to the download page, where you will have access to the HIN distribution page and will be able to access and download all subsets to which you have subscribed.

5) You will have the option to download in either tab-delimited or fixed-width text file formats.

Please click here to access additional information on downloading HIN period distribution files online.

If you experience difficulties while downloading the distribution file, please contact the HIN Department at 1-877-GET-HINS or email us at dba@hibcc.org.



If you have HIN questions or if there is a topic you would like to see discussed in greater detail, please email suggestions to news@hibcc.org.




HRSA (US PHS 340B) Updates

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires that Covered Entities must directly submit address corrections if address errors are found on the HRSA 340B website. Therefore, when HIBCC identifies incorrect addresses, our HIN subscribers should direct their Covered Entity customers to complete the appropriate HRSA “340B Participant Change” Form. Click here to download the form.

HIN Database Layout File

The HIBCC HIN Database Layout document, which contains the most current HIN Market Segment, Activity Code, and 340B Pricing Program codes, was updated in November 2010. Subscribers may download the file by visiting the HIN User Group Documents webpage, or by clicking here.

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