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Health IT Now Calls for Reforms to Achieve Interoperability in MACRA Comment Letter

WASHINGTON, DC (August 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 – submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program.

Health IT Now Supports ONC Shift to Industry-Developed Testing Tools

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 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) announced goal of shifting to private sector-developed certificating testing tools within the next five years.

Health IT Now Responds to Proposed Interoperability Measurement Frameworks

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – recently commented on two proposed interoperability measurement frameworks and their potential for moving rapidly towards a better health system.

Health IT Now Supports Legislation to Ease Meaningful Use Burden on Providers

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2017): 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 supporting H.R. 3120 to the bill’s bipartisan sponsors: Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA).

Interoperability in Practice: How to Integrate Pharmacy and Medical Care to Improve Patient Outcomes

Health IT Now and Prescriptions for a Healthy America invite you to join us for a briefing showcasing the Interoperable Pharmacist Care Planning High Impact Pilot, which has been underway in North Carolina for the past year. Speakers will discuss how data sharing between pharmacy systems and electronic health records can improve health outcomes and lower costs.

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.

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