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Category Archives: hit

FAH, Stakeholders Push for Meaningful Use Changes

August 23, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

The Federation of American Hospitals signed a letter with 20 other stakeholder groups urging CMS to move from a full-year reporting period for the Meaningful Use program to 90 days for 2016.

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FAH says Proposed ONC Rule is Burdensome

May 03, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT

The Federation of American Hospitals submitted a comment letter about the regulation proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to establish processes for ONC to directly review health IT certified under the ONC Health IT Certification Program and take action when necessary. Those actions include:

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FAH Supports Bipartisan, Bicameral Telehealth Bills

April 29, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, HIT

The recent advancements in medical technology have greatly expanded the opportunities for patients to receive care in settings that are convenient to them, responsive to individual need and reduce cost. Unfortunately, federal regulation and payment policy regarding telehealth hasn’t kept pace with these advances, hampering its expansion and denying patient access. Fortunately, there is a bipartisan effort underway in Congress to begin addressing these deficiencies. The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to endorse the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act (H.R. 4442/S. 2484). Bipartisan, bicameral legislation which will expand telemedicine services through the Medicare Program.

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MACRA Proposed Rule Lacks Meaningful Use Flexibility for Hospitals

April 29, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT, Legislation

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) proposed rule recently released by CMS will have a significant impact on America’s entire health care system, including the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) program. Under EHR MU, hospitals face demanding requirements that could make providing care to patients more difficult.

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