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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Portability of Health Coverage - Dept. of Labor

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For Consumers


Fact Sheet: Protecting the Privacy of Patients' Health Information


Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information

  Regulations and Standards

National Provider Identifier

NPI Overview (PDF, 170KB)

Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on May 7, 1998 -
Comment period ended July 6, 1998

National Employer Identifier

5/31/02 in Final Rule HHS adopts National Employer Identification Standard for use in health care transactions. Read the final rule on the GPO website.


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