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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 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.

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 Policy Subcommittee Membership Form

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Health IT Now Membership Form

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Health IT Now Submits Comment Letter to Senate Finance Committee

Health IT Now submitted a comment letter to Senate Finance Committee with recommendations for the improvement of care that Medicare patients with chronic conditions receive. We believe that health information is a crucial component in coordinating the care, reduced costs and standardized systems required to improve health outcomes.

Summary of H.R. 2, SGR-CHIP

The Health IT Now Coalition compiled a summary of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of  2015. The full document can be found here.

Health IT Now Comments on 21st Century Cures Initiative

Health IT Now submitted a comment letter to Chairman Fred Upton and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the 21st Century Cures Initiative. We are convinced technology must play a foundational role in fostering 21st Century cures. Many aspects of our current health care system encourage inefficiency and promote waste aided and abetted by program and data silos.

Health IT Now Comments on SOFTWARE II

Health IT Now sent a comment letter to Congressman Blackburn and Congressman Green on the revised SOFTWARE draft. HITN believes the Committee has substantial opportunities to promote innovation by clearly defining the products subject to FDA review and those products that are not. The latest draft is the clearest, best written bill on the subject we have seen to date.

HITN Comments on Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

The Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments on the Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule. Overall, HITN is pleased to see CMS emphasize the value of health IT within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Health IT helps improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. Read the full comment letter here.

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