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Health IT Now Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Price on Priorities for New Administration

Health IT Now – a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes – sent a letter today to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price outlining the advocacy group’s regulatory priorities for use of health IT within the new administration.

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 Calls on HHS to Review Role of ONC

Yesterday, Health IT Now sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., calling for a review of the role of the Office of the National Coordinator.

Health IT Now Comments on FDA Real-World Evidence Draft Guidance

Today, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Food & Drug Administration’s draft guidance entitled Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. Click here to read the full comment letter.

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

July 16 Briefing: Empowering Patients and Providers

Empowering Patients and Providers: Removing Licensure Barriers to Telehealth
Thursday, July 16
The Health IT Now Coalition invites you to join us for a luncheon briefing to discuss telehealth and the need to reform the current state-based licensure system. Lunch will be served. To RSVP please email cpugh@healthitnow.org.
Location: U.S. Capitol H-137
Date: July 16th
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.

March 18 Briefing – Health IT: The Intersection of Legislation & Regulation

Health IT: The Intersection of Legislation & Regulation 
Wednesday, March 18th 
The Health IT Now Coalition invites you to join us for a briefing luncheon that will discuss the importance of health IT and the need for a more clearly defined regulatory pathway. Health IT is critical to providing the best care to today’s patients and lowering health care costs. Lunch will be served.

Concerned Groups to Congress: Act Now on FDASIA

Contact: Molly Nunez
(612) 387-8083
Email: mnunez@dcigroup.com
Concerned Groups to Congress: Act Now on FDASIA
More than 55 patient groups, providers and employers call on Congress to pass legislation that defines an appropriate, risk-based oversight framework for health IT
Washington, D.C.

HITN Comments on 21st Century Cures

In response to the request for feedback on the 21st Century Cures Initiative, the Health IT Now Coalition is pleased to provide our comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Health IT Now believes technology must play a foundational role in fostering 21st Century cures.

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