November 25, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – regarding comments on the implementation of Privacy & Confidentiality regulations

November 25, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) monitors the implementation of…

September 27, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – Comments on Preparations for Implementation of Privacy and Confidentiality regulations

September 27, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) monitors the implementation of…

August 24, 2002 Fifth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

November 12, 2002 The Honorable Dennis Hastert Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Mr. Speaker: I am pleased to transmit our Fifth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In compliance with Section 263, Subtitle F of…

June 27, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – NCVHS’s comments to the Secretary regarding the NPRM (CMS-0003-P and CMS-0005-P) proposing modifications to the original HIPAA transaction and code set standards

June 27, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) has reviewed the Notices…

April 25, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – Privacy and Confidentiality Additional Recommendations and Response to NPRM

April 25, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) monitors the implementation of…

March 1, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – Privacy and Confidentiality Recommendations on Marketing and Fundraising

March 1, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) monitors the implementation of…

February 27, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – Recommendations for the first set of PMRI standards

February 27, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C., 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) was called upon to…

February 27, 2002 Letter to the Secretary – Recommendations on implementation of NEDSS

February 27, 2002 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C., 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is the statutorily designated committee to advise the Secretary of DHHS on health information policy. In this capacity, the Committee…