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Short Title(s) as Introduced

National Patient Identifier Repeal Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for unique health identifiers.

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Date Actions Overview
09/24/2019Introduced in Senate

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09/24/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Finance09/24/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/24/2019)

National Patient Identifier Repeal Act of 2019

This bill repeals the requirement that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopt a standard unique health identifier for each individual, employer, health plan, and health care provider.

Historically, language has been included in annual appropriations bills for HHS that prohibits the use of federal funds related to the development of a unique individual identifier. In 2019, however, an appropriations bill passed the House of Representatives without such a prohibition.