Cover Letter, Second Annual Report to the Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

July 22, 1999 The Honorable Albert Gore, Jr. President of the Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Mr. President: In compliance with Section 263, Subtitle F of Public Law 104-191, I am pleased to transmit the Second Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…

Executive Summary, Second Annual Report to the Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS Second Annual Report to the Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Executive Summary Background and Purpose The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) outline a new framework for electronic…

July 22, 1999, Second Annual Report to Congress on Implementation of Administrative Simplification

SECOND ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIPAA CONTENTS Cover Letter Executive Summary I. Introduction A. Background B. Purpose of Report C. Content of Report D. Statutory Requirements Requirements for Standards Timetables Expanded Responsibilities for the NCVHS II. Implementation Process A.DHHS Implementation Strategy HHS Data Council Health Data Standards Committee Implementation Teams Proposed…

March 2, 1999, Letter to George M. Reider, Jr., President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, on the Health Information Privacy Model Act

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics March 2, 1999 George M. Reider, Jr. President, NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners P.O. Box 816 Hartford, CT 06142 Dear Mr. Reider: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) appreciated the informative briefing on the Health Information Privacy Model Act (Model Act) provided by Wendy…

October 8, 1998, Letter to the Secretary transmitting paper, “Assuring A Health Dimension for the National Information Infrastructure”

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics October 8, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: On behalf of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), I am pleased to forward to you a concept paper, “Assuring A…

September 23, 1998, Letter to the Secretary with Recommendations on the Use of the SLAITS Survey

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics September 23, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, provides an unprecedented opportunity to expand health insurance coverage…

August 31, 1998, Letter to Secretaries of HHS and Labor on Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans, final report of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics August 31, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 The Honorable Alexis M. Herman Secretary Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210 Dear Secretary Shalala and Secretary Herman: The National Committee on Vital…