Health: Health Information Technology & HIPAA Privacy


Legislative — proposals, bills and analysis from 2006-present
Regulatory — administrative rules and information from U.S. offices and agencies
Judicial — current and past court cases and amicus briefs
Press Releases — Council statements and advisories to the news media



(Items in italic are available only to Council members.)

Official Source Documents

July 28, 2014 — Bill to Require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to Provide for Recommendations for the Development and Use of Clinical Data Registries for the Improvement of Patient Care (H.R. 5214)

July 28, 2014 — House Energy and Commerce Committee Draft Legislation Providing for Recommendations on the Development and Use of Clinical Data Registries

July 17, 2009 — Education and Labor Committee Health Information Technology Amendment to H.R. 3200

July 31, 2008 — Wired for Health Care Quality Act (S. 1693), Senate Floor Version

July 22, 2008 — The Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (H.R. 6357)(Manager's Amendment)

July 22, 2008 — Topline Changes to the Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (H.R. 6357)(Manager's Amendment)

July 1, 20088 — Patient-Controlled Health IT Act (H.R. 6345/Boustany)

June 24, 2008 — The Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment and Easing Communication Through Healthcare Technology (PRO(TECH)T) Act (Dingell/Barton)

June 24, 2008 — Section-by-Section Summary of the PRO(TECH)T Act (Dingell/Barton)

June 4, 2008 — Promoting Health Information Technology Act (H.R. 6179)(Camp)

February 14, 2008 — Technologies for Restoring Users' Security and Trust (TRUST) in Health Information Act of 2008 (H.R. 5442)(Markey)

November 15, 2007 — Privacy in Labor/HHS/Ed Appropriations report (H.R. 3043) as Passed by House and Senate

October 10, 2007 — Promoting Health Information Technology Act (H.R. 3800)

August 1, 2007 — Wired for Health Care Quality Act (S. 1693), As Reported by Senate HELP Committee

July 18, 2007 — Health Information Privacy and Security Act (S. 1814)

June 27, 2007 — Privacy in Labor/HHS/Ed Appropriations report (S. 1710)

August 6, 2006 — HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's Remarks to the National Governors Association on Health Care Transparency

August 6, 2006 — Question and Answer Session with HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt at the National Governors Association Meeting on Health Care Transparency

Official Source Documents

October 31, 2014 — HHS/CMS Delay of Enforcement of HPID Requirement

October 10, 2014 — HPID Quick Reference Guide from CMS

September 30, 2014 — Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) Health Plan and Other Entity Enumeration System User Manual Version 06.01.00 from CMS

September 29, 2014 — HHS/CMS Frequently Asked Questions on HPID Issues

September 24, 2014 — Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Quick Reference Guide from CMS

September 24, 2014 — Health Plan Identifier (HPID) User Guide from CMS

January 2, 2014 — HHS/CMS Proposed Regulations Regarding Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

March 18, 2013 — Proposed Regulations Regarding 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation and Technical Amendments to Certain Health Coverage Requirements Under PPACA

January 18, 2013 — HHS Final Regulations Modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the HITECH Act and GINA; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules

March 7, 2012 — HHS/CMS Proposed Regulations on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Stage 2

May 31, 2011 — HHS Proposed Regulations Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule under HITECH Act

July 28, 2010 — HHS/CMS Final Regulations on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

July 28, 2010 — HHS/ONC Final Regulations on Health Information Technology Standards

July 14, 2010 — HHS Proposed Regulations for Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules under the HITECH Act

August 25, 2009 — FTC Final Regulations on Protected Health Information, as Published in Federal Register

August 24, 2009 — HHS Final Regulations on Protected Health Information, as Published in Federal Register

August 19, 2009 — HHS Final Regulations on Protected Health Information

August 19, 2009 — FTC Final Regulations on Protected Health Information

August 19, 2009 — FTC Protected Health Information Breach Notification Form

April 27, 2009 — HHS Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

April 20, 2009 — FTC Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

February 17, 2006 — Final HIPAA Enforcement Rule | PDF version

Council Materials

April 1, 2014 — Council Comments to CMS on Proposed Regulations Regarding Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

February 21, 2014 — P4P Presentation Slides: HIPAA Standard Transactions & Certification of Compliance for Health Plans

February 4, 2014 — Summary of New HIPAA Certification Requirement (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

May 7, 2012 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Letter to CMS Regarding Health IT Meaningful Use Program

August 1, 2011 — Council/Chamber Comment Letter to HHS Regarding HITECH and HIPAA Privacy Rules

July 13, 2011 — Summary of HITECH Regulations for HIPAA Accounting of Disclosures (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

February 25, 2011 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Comments to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Meaningful Use Stage 2

February 25, 2011 — Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project Comments to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System

September 13, 2010 — Confidentiality Coalition Comments to HHS on Proposed HITECH Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules

August 5, 2010 — Group Letter to HHS in Support of Health Information Technology and Quality Initiatives

October 23, 2009 — Council Comments to HHS on the Interim Final Rule for Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information

August 25, 2009 — Summary of Final Regulations on Protected Health Information (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

June 1, 2009 — Council Comment Letter to FTC Regarding Protected Health Information Guidance

May 21, 2009 — Council Comment Letter to HHS on Guidance and Request for Information Regarding Protected Health Information

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Memo: HHS Guidance on Protected Health Information

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Chart: HITECH Act (H.R. 1) Timeline of HIPAA Privacy & Security Provisions

May 11, 2009 — Groom Law Group Chart: Security Breach Notification Requirement

Official Source Documents
Council Materials