National Patient ID Day

Tell Congress It’s Time to Repeal the Ban on a Unique Patient Identifier

In June, the US House of Representatives adopted an amendment striking language in the House FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill that prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using federal funds to promote or adopt a unique patient identifier. Striking this language will give HHS the ability to evaluate a range of patient identification solutions that protect patient privacy and are cost-effective, scalable, and secure.
 
As Congress continues to consider the fiscal year 2020 spending bills, we encourage you to contact your elected officials to encourage them to remove this archaic ban from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020.
 
There is no better time than to contact your elected officials than today – National Patient ID Day!