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…

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…

July 6, 2001 Recommendations to HCFA on SCHIP data collection

July 6, 2001 Health Care Financing Administration Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 443-G 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Attention: HCFA-2006-IFC State Child Health: Revisions to the Regulations Implementing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Sirs: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is pleased that…

June 29, 2001 Recommendations to the Secretary on industry readiness for HIPAA

June 29, 2001 The Honorable Tommy Thompson Secretary 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) recognizes the importance of the appropriate application of health information technology as a means to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of…

September 27, 2001 Letter from the Deputy Secretary in Response to the June 29, 2001 Recommendations on industry readiness for HIPAA

September 27, 2001 John Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H. Chair, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics 6525 Belcrest Road Room 1100 Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003 Dear Dr. Lumpkin: Thank you for your letters regarding the implementation of the administrative simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). You raise many important issues,…

February 22, 2001 Letter to the Secretary on Implementation of National Drug Codes (NDCs)

February 22, 2001 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U. S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW 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) monitors the implementation…

March 14, 2001 Letter to Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget regarding Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (December 15, 2000)

March 14, 2001 Katherine K. Wallman Chief Statistician Office of Management and Budget, Room 10201 New Executive Office Building 725 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Ms. Wallman: The Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (December 15, 2000) is of great interest to the…