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National Healthcare Identifiers

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

I was recently asked to comment on the likelihood that a national healthcare identifier will be created for the United States, such as those that are already used in Canada, Norway, and the UK. Many people do not know that Congress has imposed a hold since 1998 on any funding to plan or implement a national health identifier, so the US Department of Health and Human Services cannot even discuss the issue. Here’s the background

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