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.
Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.
“HITN applauds the Senate for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass these important pieces of legislation. HITN continues to be encouraged by the inclusion of health IT in the ongoing Washington, D.C., debates around health policy.
On November 30, 2016, Health IT Now sent letters of support for the 21st Century Cures Act to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and urged its immediate passage.
Health IT Now Executive Director Robert Horne today issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s appointment of House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary.
Today, two final rules were released that will have a major impact on all sectors of the healthcare system, and an especially large impact on the health IT sector. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 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 final rule and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability final rule.