Letter to the Secretary – Preliminary Observations: National Provider Identifier (NPI) Implementation

November 29, 2006 The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Leavitt: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is responsible for monitoring the implementation of standard transactions, code sets, and identifiers adopted pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability…

Letter to the Secretary – CHI Allergy Recommendation

September 13, 2006 The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Leavitt: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) appreciates your continued support for the Consolidated Health Informatics Initiative (CHI), as evidenced by its widespread inclusion in many Federal solicitations.…

June 22, 2006 Letter to the Secretary – Recommendations regarding Privacy and Confidentiality in the Nationwide Health Information Network

June 22, 2006 Honorable Michael O. Leavitt Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C.  20201 Dear Secretary Leavitt:             I am pleased to present you with a report of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics recommending actions regarding “Privacy and Confidentiality in the Nationwide Health Information…