September 23, 1998, Letter to the Secretary with Recommendations on the Use of the SLAITS Survey

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics September 23, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, provides an unprecedented opportunity to expand health insurance coverage…

August 31, 1998, Letter to Secretaries of HHS and Labor on Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans, final report of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics August 31, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 The Honorable Alexis M. Herman Secretary Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210 Dear Secretary Shalala and Secretary Herman: The National Committee on Vital…

September 16, 1998, Comments on the Applicability of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) regarding the August 12, 1998 NPRM on Security and Electronic Signature Standards

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics September 16, 1998 Health Care Financing Administration Office of Information Services Security and Standards Group Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards Room N2-14-26 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 ATTN: John Burke, HCFA-0049 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Room 10235 New Executive Office…

September 16, 1998, Comments on the August 12, 1998 NPRM on Security and Electronic Signature Standards

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics September 16, 1998 Health Care Financing Administration Department of Health and Human Services Attention: HCFA-0049-P P.O. Box 26585 Baltimore, MD 21207-0519 To Whom It May Concern: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is pleased to submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rule…

June 23, 1998, Letter to the Secretary with Findings of the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality Concerning Identifiability of Health Information and Confidentiality Considerations for Health Registries

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics June 23, 1998 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: Last year, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) forwarded to you our recommendations on health information privacy. The recommendations complied with…

June 17, 1998, Comments on the Applicability of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) regarding the May 7, 1998 NPRM on National Standards for Electronic Transactions

National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics June 17, 1998 Health Care Financing Administration Office of Information Services Information Technology Investment Management Group Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards Room C2-26-17 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 ATTN: John Burke, HCFA-0045 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Room 10235 New Executive…