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National Uniform Billing Committee Official Data Specifications Manual

The Official UB-04 Data Specifications Manual 2024, copyrighted by the American Hospital Association, is the only official source of UB-04 billing information adopted by the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC). No other publication—governmental or private/commercial—can be considered authoritative. It contains updated specifications for the data elements and codes included on the UB-04 claim form, and used in the electronic HIPAA Institutional 837 Health Care Claim transaction standard.

NUBC is a voluntary committee chaired by the American Hospital Association (AHA) with representation by national provider and payer organizations.  Approval of the UB-04 form and manual design, and updates are made by the NUBC.  AHA holds the copyright to the Official UB-04 Data Specifications Manual and makes it available through Health Forum, the data and publishing subsidiary of the AHA.

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All subscribers are on the same subscription cycle of 7/1 to 6/30; there are no partial or pro-rata subscriptions. The 2024 Manual e-book will be available for your use through June 30, 2024, the end of the licensing period. At that time, the e-book will expire and you will need to purchase a new license for the 2025 Manual. Click here to view the table of contents. 

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