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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2002

HHS Proposes New "Centralized"
Medicare Database

Public Has Until January 15, 2002 to Comment

Washington, D.C.--The public has until Tuesday, January 15, 2002 to share their comments on the federal government's proposal to establish a centralized database that "would provide a database of pertinent and comprehensive personal data on people with Medicare" and others. The "notice of a new system of records" was announced in the Federal Register on December 6, 2001.

Click below to read the Federal Register notice:

[TEXT]      [PDF]

You can send your comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via e-mail to Ned Burford:

For more information about the proposed centralized database, contact William Seabrease at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) at (410) 786-6187.

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