The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics' standards subcommittee has scheduled a three-day meeting to hear testimony on new HIPAA administrative simplification mandates in the health reform law, called the Accountable Care Act.

The meeting is scheduled for July 19-21 in Washington. NCVHS, comprising federal officials and industry stakeholders, is a long-time advisory body to the Department of Health and Human Services. The reform law calls on the advisory group to review and make recommendations on new HIPAA standards mandated in the law.

The Accountable Care Act calls for establishment of the long-delayed unique health plan identifier, and development and adoption of "operating rules" to tighten existing HIPAA transaction standards. Testimony on July 19 will focus on the plan identifier, with testimony on operating rules and subcommittee deliberations following on subsequent days.

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--Joseph Goedert


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