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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 Supports Section 705 of the Senate National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

On Monday, June 20, 2016, Health IT Now sent a letter of support for Section 705 of the Senate National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943) and urged Congress to include this provision in the final bill. Section 705 would enhance the use of telehealth in the military health system. Click here to read the full 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.

Health IT Now Comments on ONC Proposed Rule

Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on the proposed rule entitled ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability. Click here to read the comment letter.

Health IT Now Comments on CMS Primary Care Reform Initiative

Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model:

“HITN commends CMS on their commitment to testing new care delivery and payment models that allow better flexibility and care coordination for providers and patients.

Health IT Now and Apervita Release White Paper on Thought Conference Findings

Today, Health IT Now (HITN) and Apervita released a white paper on the establishment of key health care areas discussing the promise of data in health care and identifying barriers and challenges related to federal regulation and interoperability of health IT.

Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot Background Information

Health IT Now released a background document on the Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot.

Health IT Now Commends Senate HELP Committee

Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following statement commending the Senate HELP Committee on passing the Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers’ Health (MEDTECH) Act:

“HITN thanks the Senate HELP Committee for passing this important piece of legislation with broad bipartisan support.

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