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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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FAH Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Health IT Bill

April 20, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT

The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter of support to lawmakers after the introduction of the Flexibility in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Act. The bill, which is bipartisan and bicameral, will give health care providers greater flexibility in adopting health information technology.

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FAH Supportive of Meaningful Use, but Urges CMS to Make Changes to Stage 3 Final Rule

December 15, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT, Legislation, Quality

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt Tuesday urging that the agency make changes to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules.

The FAH is a strong supporter of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, enacted in 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

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