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Health IT Now Praises VA Proposed Rule Supporting Goals of the VETS Act

WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 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 to a newly published U.S.

Health IT Now Assembles Broad Group In Support of Bipartisan VETS Act

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2017): Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – organized two-dozen organizations in writing a letter of support for the VETS Act of 2017.

Health IT Now Praises Bipartisan, Committee-Passed Telehealth Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (September 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 – wrote to the sponsors of H.R. 3727, the Increasing Telehealth Access in Medicare Act today to express the coalition’s strong support for the measure.

Health IT Now’s Joel White Speaks at Congressional Telehealth Roundtable

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White speaks to Chairman Wenstrup and Congressman Takano about the need for expanded access to telehealth services as Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Lisa Robin of the Federation of State Medical Boards look on.

Health IT Now Submits Comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

WASHINGTON, DC (September 12, 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 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Rev

HITN Expresses Strong Support of VETS Act

Health IT Now Executive Director Joel White today issued the following statement in strong support of the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act. The bill has been introduced in the House by Reps. Glenn Thompson and Julia Brownley and in the Senate by Senators Mazie Hirono and Joni Ernst. HITN sent a letter to Reps.

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.

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 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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