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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AI57 Publication ID: Fall 2000 
Title: Security Signature Standards (HCFA-0049-F) 
Abstract: This rule implements some of the requirements of the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It establishes standards for the security of health information used by health plans, health care clearinghouses, and certain health care providers. These entities would use the security standards to develop and maintain the security of all electronic health information. 
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 162   
Legal Authority: PL 104-191    42 USC 1320d-2   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    02/21/1998 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/12/1998  63 FR 43242   
Final Action  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Barbara Clark
Office of Information Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
N2-14-10, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone:410 786-3017