Final Agenda

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)
Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality & Security 

Section 1179 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road, Auditorium B&C
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782


May 6 – 7, 2015

Meeting Minutes

Purpose of the Meeting

Section 1179 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) creates and exemption from compliance with HIPAA and accompanying rules when a financial institution is “engaged in authorizing, processing, clearing, settling, billing, transferring, or collecting payments.” The purpose of this meeting is to learn how banking and other financial service businesses are using personal health data as their services evolve in support of the health industry.

The objectives of this meeting are as follows:

  • Increase awareness of current and anticipated practices involving personal health data, 
  • Understand Section 1179 in light of these practices, and
  • Identify areas where outreach, education, technical assistance, or guidance may be useful.


Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


9:00 – 9:15 AM Introductions and Opening Remarks    Linda Kloss, MA, Chair  
9:15 – 10:00 AM Overview and framing current issues    Kirk Nahra, JD, Wiley Rein, LLP  
10:00 – 11:15 AM PANEL I – Financial Institutions and Financial Services
  • James S. Gandolfo, Chair, HSA Council, American Bankers Association and

    Kevin McKechnie, Executive Director, HSA Council

  • Stuart M. Hanson, MBA, Senior HIMSS Member, Chair, HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Payments, Emdeon Business Services, LLC
  • Robert Holden, Stateside Associates, Third Party Administrators Association of America
11:15 – 11:30 AM Break      
11:30 – 12:45 PM Panel I – Financial Institutions and Services, Cont’d 
12:45 – 1:45 PM Lunch      
  Panel II – Covered Entities      
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break      
3:30 – 4:45 PM Panel III – Policy Issues
4:45 – 5:15 PM Public Comment period      
5:15 – 5:30 PM Framing issues for May 7 working session   Subcommittee Members  
5:30 PM Adjourn      


Thursday, May 7, 2015


9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks  Linda Kloss, Chair
9:15 – 10:30 AM  Review themes and identify potential recommendations and additional information needs 
10:30 – 11:00 AM Break  
11:00 – 11:45 AM Frame letter to the Secretary and reach consensus on the timeline and next steps, if any 
11:45 – 11:55 AM Public comment  
12 Noon Adjourn  


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