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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AI57 Publication ID: Spring 1999 
Title: Security and Electronic Signature Standards (HCFA-0049-F) 
Abstract: This rule would implement some of the requirements of the administrative simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It proposes standards for the security of individual health information and electronic signature use by health plans, health care clearing houses, and health care providers. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 142   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1320d-2   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    02/21/1998 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  08/12/1998  63 FR 43242   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John Parmigiani
Office of Internal Customer Support
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
N3-14-14, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone:410 786-2976