Congressional Cover Letter – Third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

March 27, 2000 The Honorable William Archer Chairman Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives 1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Mr. Archer: In compliance with Section 263, Subtitle F of Public Law 104-191, I am pleased to transmit the Third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the…

Cover Letter for Secretary Shalala – Third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D. Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: I am pleased to forward you a copy of our Third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…

February 7, 2000 Recommendations on the notice of proposed rule-making for standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information

February 7, 2000 U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Attention: Privacy-P Room G-322A Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D. C. 20201 Dear Sirs: On behalf of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), I am pleased to forward to you our…

Second Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

I. INTRODUCTION A. Background A considerable portion of every health care dollar is spent on administrative overhead. In health care, this overhead includes many tasks, such as: filing a claim for payment from an insurer, enrolling an individual in a health plan, paying health insurance premiums, checking insurance eligibility for a particular treatment, requesting authorization…