A covered company cannot enter into a trade partnership agreement which provides that the trade partnership agreement involves an agreement on the exchange of information in electronic transactions, whether the agreement is separate or that it is part of a broader agreement between each party. (A trade agreement may, among other things, define the obligations and responsibilities of each party in conducting a standard transaction.) (a) changes to the definition, condition of data or use of an item or segment of data in a standard or operating rule, unless necessary for the implementation of national or federal law or protection from fraud and abuse; (c) use the code or data elements identified as “unused” in the standard implementation specifications or that are not included in the standard`s implementation specifications or specifications. (d) change in the meaning or intent of the standard`s implementation specifications. . . . b) Add data elements or segments to the maximum defined data set. HHS Provisions General Provisions: Definitions – Trade Agreement – No. 160.103 .
(a) change the definition, the data condition or the use of an item or segment of data in a standard.