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

Attachment III Organizations Providing Comments to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statisitics ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS 1997 – 2003 Stakeholder Type of Organization Date(s) of Testimony/letter AdvaMed Medical Technology Assoc. 4/9/02; 11/19/02 4; 11/04/03 (L) Aetna Health Plan 8/29/02 (JT) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Federal agency 4/16/97 American Academy of Dermatology Assoc. Provider:…

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…

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…

September 26, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on Recommendations for Targeted Data Collection

September 26, 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) through its Subcommittee on Populations continues to assess the adequacy of federal data to document and monitor the health of racial…

September 26, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data by Health Plans

September 26, 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 initiatives to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Disparities in access to and delivery of health care…

September 24, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary – CHI Domain Area recommendations

September 24, 2003 The Honorable Tommy Thompson Secretary U.S. 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 you for your commitment toward government wide adoption of clinical data standards that you first announced on March 21, 2003. …