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Health IT Now Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act with Telehealth Section

Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, particularly the inclusion of important telehealth policies.“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass this important piece of legislation.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Real-World Evidence Draft Guidance

Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Food & Drug Administration’s draft guidance entitled Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. Click here to read the full comment letter.

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Health IT Now issued the following statement in response on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance entitled Software as a Medical Device (SAMD): Clinical Evaluation:“Health IT Now appreciates the international community’s continued work on health IT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

Health IT Now Responds to FDA Software Comments

Today, Robert Horne, Executive Director of Health IT Now (HITN), issued the following statement in response to Dr. Jeff Shuren’s comments on the FDA regulatory pathway for software products:“Health IT Now commends Dr. Shuren for his comments today outlining the potential of a system of pre-checked quality controls as a solution to the issue of software modifications.

Health IT Now Comments on Proposed Medicare Payment Rules

Today, Health IT Now (HITN) submitted comments on the proposed Calendar Year 2017 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Click here to read the full comments. HITN also submitted comments on the proposed Calendar Year 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Click here to read the full comments.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Draft Guidance

On July 18, 2016, Health IT Now submitted comments in response to the FDA’s draft guidance entitled Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations.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