Announcements
The National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is requesting your assistance with the next step of the Predictability Roadmap initiative on updating and adopting administrative standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The attached draft recommendations for the Roadmap were developed after an 18-month industry engagement process which includes a set of 23 recommendations, calls to actions and measurements under 3 focus areas:1. Improved education, outreach and enforcement from Health and Human Services (HHS), 2. Policy levers to support process improvement changes from the standards organizations, and 3. Regulatory levers to enable timely adoption, testing, and implementation of updated or new standards and operating rules.

The recommendations have been incorporated into a narrative report and presentation. The narrative report provides a history of standards development and adoption under the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), and the NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards engagement activities to date. The power point summarizes our work and includes the list of recommendations, calls to action and measurements. This information is also on the NCVHS website at:
https://ncvhs.hhs.gov/meetings/full-committee-meeting/

The Subcommittee is interested in getting as much feedback as possible so that final recommendations can be developed for subsequent transmission to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2019. Please send comments to:
NCVHSmail@cdc.gov
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th the subject line "Predictability Roadmap" and include your name, email address, and organization.