Patient Privacy




CCHC's Comments on Centralized Medicare Database

We are concerned not only about the eleven Routine Uses proposed for the data, for which you asked for comment, but also about the new Centralization of patient data on our nation's senior citizens, and its potential for privacy abuses and health care rationing.

Detailed Background Information and Contacts on Medical Privacy Declaration Forms

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Declare Your Medical Privacy Intentions

Financial Institutions Declaration Form


Administrative Simplication

Unique Health Identifier for Individuals

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to publish a proposed rule on requirements for a unique health identifier for individuals. These requirements are mandated by law and are part of a process to achieve uniform national health data standards and health information privacy that will support the efficient electronic exchange of specified administrative and financial health care transactions. The Secretary will first publish a notice to discuss the identifier options that have been put forward for consideration and to ask for public comment.

Possible Ramifications of a National Provider Identification Registry

Using NPI, government will be able to track the residence, credentials, and practice of every health care provider in the nation. (from doctors to nursing assistants)