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Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (REAP)

Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (REAP) is an umbrella coalition comprised of patient
advocacy groups whose goal is to strengthen current relationships and build new relationships with
government agencies that have the responsibility for implementing provisions of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act
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, as amended, (PPACA) and to ensure that implementation of the Act’

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Health Information Technology

The undersigned organizations and members of the Health IT Now Coalition are pleased
to respond to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Health Information Technology:
Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health
Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health
Information Technology published in the

Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Metadata Standards

Health IT Now is pleased to respond to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Metadata
Standards to Support Nationwide Electronic Health Information Exchange published in the Federal
Register on August 9, 2011.

Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The undersigned organizations and members of the Health IT Now Coalition are pleased to
respond to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program –
Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2012.
Health IT Now (HITN, www.healthitnow.

Health IT Now Coalition Expresses Concern About Meaningful Use Stage 2 Regulation

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today released its proposed
rules for Meaningful Use stage 2. The following should be attributed to Joel White, Executive
Director of the Health IT Now Coalition:

“The rules released by HHS today are a good start, but more needs to be done to ensure doctors
have the right information when treating patients,” said White.

Meaningful Use Stage 2

CMS Rule
CMS Fact Sheet
ONC Rule
ONC Fact Sheet

HITN on the Hill

To see a Summary of Rep. Marino (R-PA) bill H.R.

Health IT Now Coalition letter to ONC on Meaningful Use NPRM

Health IT Now Coalition letter to ONC on Meaningful Use NPRM

Health IT Now Coalition Letter to CMS on MU Stage 2

Health IT Now Coalition Letter to CMS on MU Stage 2

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Archive

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Archive:
On December, 30 2009 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services announced a Notice of a Proposed Rule Making process in order to provide incentives payments for meaningful use of electronic health records. Below you will find detailed analysis of the rules and regulations as well as useful links to information regarding the NPRM.

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