AHA Reiterates Support for Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act

The American Hospital Association has authored a letter to Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reiterating their support for the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173).

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President-Elect Names HHS, CMS Appointees

The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Health IT Leaders Face Uncertainty under a Trump Presidency

In the week since Donald Trump surprised many by winning the electoral vote to become the US president-elect, healthcare stakeholders have been taking stock of the ways a Trump administration in Washington, DC could impact health IT.

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EHR Vendor Data Blocking Impedes Critical Registry Reporting

Medical specialty societies—which rely heavily on electronic data registries to monitor everything from disease rates, procedure outcomes, and medical implant or device success rates, claim that EHR vendors are hampering their reporting processes.

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New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs
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New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs

A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.

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Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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