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Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) home
Best general starting point for information about health-related
activities of the federal government.
DHHS - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning
and Evaluation (ASPE) - HIPAA Administrative Simplification
ASPE site provides links to proposed and final regulations,
DHHS guidance documents, answers to FAQs, and a HIPAA
DHHS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) - HIPAA Administrative Simplification
CMS site has links for health insurance reform (HIPAA
Title I) and administrative simplification (HIPAA Title
II). Some of the same information as the ASPE site, but
DHHS - CMS - Electronic Data Interchange
CMS's EDI pages provide information and links for a range
of HIPAA-related topics.
DHHS - Data Council
DHHS Data Council coordinates health data standards and
DHHS - Office of Civil Rights (OCR) - HIPAA
DHHS OCR has enforcement responsibilities for HIPAA. OCR's
site provides links similar to ASPE and CMS administrative
FedStats is the official portal to federal agency statistical
FirstGov is the official portal to federal government sites.
Library of Congress - THOMAS
THOMAS provides a complete index and full text of enacted
federal legislation as well as pending bills.
National Committee on Vital Health Statistics
NCVHS is an advisory body to DHHS, and was instrumental
in drafting HIPAA regulations.
National Institutes of Health - HIPAA Privacy Rule
NIH's site has an extensive collection of materials on
the interaction between HIPAA and research.
National Institute of Standards and Technology -
Computer Security Resource Center
NIST CSRC provides a broad range of information on information