A National ID Card: Big Government at Its Worst Or Technological Efficiency? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, September 17, 1998

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 - 167 pages
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Page 148 - APPLICABILITY OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GUIDELINES TO EXECUTIVE AGENCIES SEC. 211." (a)(l) If— (A) an Executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code...
Page 22 - Committee report described the growing use of the number as "one of the most serious manifestations of privacy concerns in the nation, " including the risk that "the number may become a means of violating civil liberties by easing the way for intelligence and surveillance uses of the number for indexing or locating the person.
Page 22 - If use of the SSN as an identifier continues to expand, the incentives to link records and to broaden access to them are likely to increase.
Page 149 - Secretary, consistent with the goals of improving the operation of the health care system and reducing administrative costs. (2) Transactions. The transactions referred to in paragraph (1)(A) are transactions with respect to the following: (A) Health claims or equivalent encounter information. (B) Health claims attachments. (C) Enrollment and disenrollment in a health plan. (D) Eligibility for a health plan. (E) Health care payment and remittance advice. (F) Health plan premium payments. (G) First...
Page 149 - IDENTIFIERS. — (1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall adopt standards providing for a standard unique health identifier for each individual, employer, health plan, and health care provider for use in the health care system. In carrying out the preceding sentence for each health plan and health care provider, the Secretary shall take into account multiple uses for identifiers and multiple locations and specialty classifications for health care providers. (2) USE OF IDENTIFIERS. — The standards...
Page 149 - SETS— (1) IN GENERAL — The Secretary shall adopt standards that — (A) select code sets for appropriate data elements for the transactions referred to in subsection (a)(l) from among the code sets that have been developed by private and public entities; or (B) establish code sets for such data elements if no code sets for the data elements have been developed. (2) DISTRIBUTION— The Secretary shall establish efficient and...
Page 150 - ... (ii) the costs of security measures; (iii) the need for training persons who have access to health information; (iv) the value of audit trails in computerized record systems; and (v) the needs and capabilities of small health care providers and rural health care providers (as such providers are defined by the Secretary); and (B) ensure that a health care clearinghouse, if it is part of a larger organization, has policies and security procedures which isolate the activities of the...
Page 150 - Each person described in section 1172(a) who maintains or transmits health information shall maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards — (A) to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the information; (B) to protect against any reasonably anticipated — (i) threats or hazards to the security or integrity of the information; and (ii) unauthorized uses or disclosures of the information; and (C) otherwise to ensure compliance with this part by the...
Page 24 - SSN verifications for Citibank and other firms in past years. The private sector's use of the SSN to access information about individuals has evolved to a point never envisioned by its creators. For example, in a 1990 advertising brochure, TRW Credit Data, which holds itself out as the nation's largest provider of consumer credit information and claims to maintain information on nearly 170 million consumers nationwide, advertised a service called Social Search: In pursuit of those who have disappeared...

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