November 5, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary – ICD-10 Recommendations – Attachment II

Attachment II National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearings on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Timeline Introduction The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) has a long and active history in patient classification systems.  Classification systems play an important role in nearly all uses of health data, including outcomes research, reimbursement, program evaluation and…

June 25, 2003 – Report to the Secretary on the Healthcare Industry’s readiness to comply with the October 16, 2003 Implementation deadline

June 25, 2003 Secretary Tommy G. Thompson 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) provides advice to you regarding the Act’s…

October 8, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on federal interagency IT research and development initiatives

October 8, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) commends your leadership to enhance the nation’s healthcare delivery system through the application of information technology. Your vision aptly emphasizes the…