Congress Eases Ban on Patient Identifier Development in Spending Package

After years of advocacy by AHIMA, lawmakers, and other stakeholder groups, Congress recently took steps moving the nation toward a more comprehensive way to accurately match patients to their health information.

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Proposed Legislation Expands Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

A bipartisan group of Senators are trying to advance legislation that would better fund telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

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New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary
Feb22

Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary

Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.

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21st Century Cures Act and Information Governance
Feb09

21st Century Cures Act and Information Governance

Regarded as a landmark bill, the 21st Century Cures Act covers a lot of ground, including transparency, breaking down silos in healthcare, interoperability, and an EHR reporting program.

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