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…

October 1, 2001 Letter to the Secretary on Consent Requirements and Minimum Necessary Provisions as it relates to the new Privacy Rule

October 1, 2001 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…

Appendix 3 July 17, 2001 Report to the Secretary on Classifying and Reporting Functional Status

Excerpts from the W.H.O. Introduction to the ICIDH-2 (ICF)* 1. Background This volume contains the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known as ICIDH-2. The overall aim of the ICIDH-2 classification is to provide a unified and standard language and framework for the description of health and health-related states. The revised classification defines components…

July 16, 2001 Cover Letter to Secretary Thompson

July 16, 2001 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: This letter transmits the most recent report of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), “Classifying and Reporting Functional Status”, which was approved by the full Committee at…