Transparency in Coverage (TIC) regulations require health insurers and group health plans to create machine readable files (MRFs) that contain the negotiated rates for in-network providers and allowed amounts derived from historical claims for out-of-network providers and make those files publicly available. They must be made available on an open access website effective July 1, 2022.
MSD is a fully insured policyholders, and Anthem has agreed to post the machine readable files associated with MSD's policy on our behalf.
A machine readable file is a digital representation of data or information in a file that can be imported or read by a computer system for further processing without human intervention. These files follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defined layout and are in the CMS approved format (JSON) and are not meant for a consumer-friendly search of rates, benefits, or cost sharing. Please refer to the member resources available through anthem.com for this information.
Beginning July 1, 2022, Anthem will publish the MRFs for the plans we administer and maintain. These files will be published on anthem.com and will be updated on the first day of each month at this link:
The link will allow you to search for MSD health plan files using MSD's Employer Identification Number (EIN), which is 61-6000429. When using the search option, the page will display links to several files, including:
• Applicable In-Network Negotiated Rate Files
• Out-of-Network Allowed Amount Files
• Out-of-Area Rates (applicable when members use providers in non Anthem states.)
Anthem is committed to delivering on meaningful transparency efforts that help consumers make informed healthcare decisions and in supporting the Transparency in Coverage regulations, as outlined by the Tri-Agencies.