Skip to comments.SEPT 6 , 5pm DEADLINE - Comment now on proposed National Patient ID Card
Posted on 09/06/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
The Obama Administration may soon require all citizens to have a federally-imposed national patient ID card. The deadline for your comments is Tuesday, September 6 - the day after Labor Day.
This "machine-readable" patient ID card (and perhaps number) would allow implementation of the controversial national health data system -- the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) -- to which President Obama appropriated $23 billion in the "economic stimulus" bill. The NHIN is a "network of networks" made by connecting State health information exchanges with federal software. Comprehensive private medical and mental health data could be electronically linked on any and all patients using the card within the State health information exchange. The government and others -- a total of 2.2 million entities according to the federal government -- could access patient data without patient consent for the purpose of intruding in the confidential patient-doctor relationship and rationing care.
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DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
I oppose any attempts to impose a patient identification card, as considered in the Project SwipeIt Study, and inferred by the Department's assumption of cost savings by "a single set of operating rules" nationwide for every health care transaction. I also oppose a single set of operating rules nationwide. A national patient identification card with a national (single) set of operating rules will infringe on my privacy rights and eliminate State's rights over health care. These rules should be withdrawn. ________________________________________ BACKGROUND: The plan for a national patient ID card is hidden in a 38-page, three column interim final rule.
The ID card is more or less inferred by the fact that the administration is presuming its use in their calculation of savings for a single set of operating rules:
"In 2009, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) ... developed costs estimates of implementing a machine-readable patient ID card. ...The Project SwipeIt study demonstrated the quantifiable benefits to administrative simplification...The MGMA cites many resources that were used to gather their data for their analysis. We find that the data used in the MGMA study are relevant to our analysis and therefore we will use some of this data in our calculations of provider savings. We invite public and industry stakeholder comments on our assumptions." "...This results in $560 million to $700 million in annual savings for providers due to implementation of operating rules for the eligibility for a health plan transaction."
ALSO in the proposed rule: "Section 1173(g)(1) of the Act, as added by section 1104(b)(2) of the Affordable Care Act, requires the Secretary to adopt a single set of operating rules for each transaction * * * with the goal of creating as much uniformity in the implementation of the electronic standards as possible.
And it will have a nice barcode that starts like this:
0110 0110 0110
How about we have this as a requirement to vote?
Yet a photo ID card just to VOTE is way too disenfranchising?
If they don’t have a unique patient ID #. then how will they identify you from the microchip?
There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t.
Numeric tatoos on wrists are next, for our own good of course.
That would be racist.
I was thinking of the same thing. But they will just give them to anybody so it won’t matter.
So where to go to submit comment? Linky just goes to CCh
This statement always drives me to distraction. When I first learned binary counting, one place could indicate two states...0 or “off”, 1 or “on”. A “0” was just as valid representation of information as a “1”. Therefore a “0” could represent those that don’t understand binary, and a “1” represent those that do.
Go to http://regulations.gov. Select “Open for Comment/Submission” Enter CMS-0032-IFC as the Keyword or ID. Click “Submit a Comment.” The name of the proposed rule is, “Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Operating Rules for Eligibility for a Health Plan and Health Care Claims Status Transaction.”
Elaine and her medical records;)
Per that site comments are closed
“controversial national health data system — the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)”
Bring it. The idiotic left doesn’t even realize that Roe was not a decision that legalized abortion/murder. It was a decision that ensured privacy between a doctor and patient. By implementing this action, the left has legislated away Roe.
Hey DUmmies, how’s it feel to over turn Roe? I suppose it doesn’t matter as long as you can now control my body....whatever happened to keeping your laws off my body?
You lefties are confusing....
I remember when Clinton held up the “Little White Card”. The first thing I said was that it will have your approved grocery shopping on it from the 1st Directorate of Dietary Compliance. “Put the Pork Chops back. Since this is your first offense it’s only a 30 suspension from the Healthcare System.” Remember, HillaryCare had the word “prison” in it 19 times.
“How about we have this as a requirement to vote?”
Bad idea, since Obama can't wait to give these free medical care IDs out to illegals.
I like mine better
Also beware of
you are correct
in other words 10 types
Due to the problems many of you experienced submitting your public comment on the National Patient ID card before the Sept 6th deadline, I have been in contact with staff from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
CMS has offered us a new limited opportunity to send in comments on the proposed National Patient ID card inferred within the “operating rules” regulation. (see 9/2/11 CCHF email).
CMS staff has told me that the Search Engine was having a problem. At some point, CMS posted a notice of the problem on Regulations.gov, although only one person I know of saw it.
Bottomline, I’ve been given a special email address that you can use to send your comments for the rest of this week.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Do it soon.
2) Make sure your email Subject line says: “DIFFICULTY WITH REGULATIONS.GOV; HERE IS MY PUBLIC COMMENT.”
3) Reference the regulation in your public comment. (e.g. RE: CMS-0032-IFC - Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Operating Rules for Eligibility for a Health Plan and Health Care Claims Status Transaction.)
4) Use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Carbon copy (cc): email@example.com
6) Please blind carbon copy (bcc) me: firstname.lastname@example.org
7) Include your state and zipcode. If you wish, include more information such as first and last name, title, address, corporation, etc.
8) Send the email.
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