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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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
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, June 10, 2016, Health IT Now will host a briefing from national experts discussing how appropriate cybersecurity policies can empower the Precision Medicine Initiative in its race to help cure cancer.
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.
Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule outlining the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015:
“While we are still reviewing the proposed rule, we are pleased to see provisions support two of our main priorities: leveraging technology to deliver high quality healt
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.