National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics
August 27, 1998
Health Care Financing Administration
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
When the history of the 1990’s is written for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), your steadfast role as Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Liaison will surely be one of the highlights. I want to thank you both for myself and my predecessor, Judy Miller Jones, for the important support and guidance you have provided the Committee since 1993. During the Committee’s June 16-17, 1998 meeting, the members also asked that I convey their appreciation for your many contributions.
We especially want to recognize your service on the NCVHS Executive Subcommittee, as well as your invaluable assistance in helping the Committee meet its new responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We could always count on you to follow up on requests for HCFA participation, to give us your candid and seasoned opinions on NCVHS activities and plans and their impact on HCFA and other departmental programs and to add to the collegial atmosphere.
The Committee joins me in wishing you well in your new position. We hope we can still call upon you from time to time for advice and consultation.
Thank you again for all of your wisdom, humor, and commitment. Our nation is the better for it.
Don E. Detmer
cc: Nancy-Ann DeParle