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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AI91 Publication ID: Fall 2000 
Title: Health Insurance Reform Universal Health Care Identifier (HCFA-0048-NOI) 
Abstract: This notice announces our intent 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 national framework for health data standards and health information privacy that will support the efficient electronic exchange of specified administrative and financial health care transactions. This notice discusses the options for the identifier that have been put forward for consideration and asks for public comments. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR ch IV     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1320d-2   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  BBA Section 4106  02/28/1998 
Action Date FR Cite
Withdrawn  08/09/2000    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Mary Emerson
Office of Information Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
N2-12-22, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-7065