Standard National Provider ID rule sent to OMB
From Health Data Management (October 22, 2003)

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have signed off on the final rule to establish a standard national provider ID number and have sent the rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review. The action comes more than five years after HHS published a proposed provider identifier rule--which is authorized under HIPAA--in May of 1998. Submission of a rule to OMB can be one of the final steps before publication in the Federal Register. Now, OMB officials will examine how the final rule would affect other federal agencies and could request HHS to make changes. There is no timetable for OMB to complete its review and for the final rule to be ready for publication

Posted to HIPAAcomply 10/22/03