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Health IT Now Statement on MACRA Proposed Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – responded today to the proposed rule for implementing the second year of the Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Health IT Now Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Price on Priorities for New Administration

Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – sent a letter today to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price outlining the advocacy group’s regulatory priorities for use of health IT within the new administration.

Health IT Now Calls on HHS to Review Role of ONC

Yesterday, Health IT Now sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., calling for a review of the role of the Office of the National Coordinator.

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 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.

Health IT Now Sends Letter on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

On June 22, 2016, Health IT Now sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership and Conferees for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The letter calls on Congress to include language on how states should implement standards for an interoperable Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Click here to read the letter.

Health IT Now Comments on ONC Interoperability RFI

Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on ONC’s Request for Information Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA. The RFI requests input on implementing Section 106(b)(1)(C) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. To read the comment letter, click here.

Summary of Health IT Provisions in MACRA Proposed Rule

On April 27, 2016 CMS released the proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.

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