In complying with the requirements of this part, the Secretary shall rely on the recommendations of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics established under section 242k(k) of this title, and shall consult with appropriate Federal and State agencies and private organizations. The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any recommendation of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics regarding the adoption of a standard under this part.
42 U.S. Code § 1320d–1. General requirements for adoption of standards
(a) ApplicabilityAny standard adopted under this part shall apply, in whole or in part, to the following persons:
A health plan.
(b) Reduction of costs
(c) Role of standard setting organizations
(1) In general
(2) Special rules
(A) Different standardsThe Secretary may adopt a standard that is different from any standard developed, adopted, or modified by a standard setting organization, if—
the standard is promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking procedures of subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 5.
(3) Consultation requirement
(A) In generalA standard may not be adopted under this part unless—
(d) Implementation specifications
(e) Protection of trade secrets
(f) Assistance to Secretary
(g) Application to modifications of standards