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