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Health IT Now Letter on MACRA Virtual Groups

Today, Health IT Now sent a letter to Acting Administrator Slavitt urging CMS to move forward as soon as possible on implementing virtual groups, which were included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Click here to read the full letter.

Two Major Regulations Impact Health IT Marketplace

Today, two final rules were released that will have a major impact on all sectors of the healthcare system, and an especially large impact on the health IT sector.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Software Guidance

Health IT Now issued the following statement in response on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance entitled Software as a Medical Device (SAMD): Clinical Evaluation:“Health IT Now appreciates the international community’s continued work on health IT regulation.

Teladoc Joins Health IT Now Steering Committee

Health IT Now is pleased to announce its newest Steering Committee member, Teladoc, Inc.: “We are thrilled that Teladoc is joining our broad coalition of stakeholders. Our coalition believes that technology can create new opportunities for health plans and government programs to increase access to care and lower costs.

National Health IT Week: A Renewed Focus

Over the past decade, the country has made tremendous progress in the adoption of health technology. According to ONC data, almost three-quarters of physicians have adopted a certified electronic health record (EHR). Furthermore, nearly all hospitals possessed a certified EHR in 2015.

Health IT Now Comments on Dr. Karen DeSalvo

Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on Dr. Karen DeSalvo’s resignation as the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC):

“We at Health IT Now have greatly enjoyed working with Dr.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Draft Guidance

On July 18, 2016, Health IT Now submitted comments in response to the FDA’s draft guidance entitled Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations. Click here to read our comments.

Health IT Provisions in Fiscal Year 2017 Labor-HHS Appropriations

On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. A number of health IT provisions were included, of which HITN created a summary.

Summary of Health IT Provisions in Calendar Year 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 15, 2016 the proposed rule Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Low Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model was published in the Federal Reg

Health IT Now Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule

On June 27, 2015, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models proposed rule. To read our comment letter, click here.

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