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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.

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 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.

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