AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act
Apr19

AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act

AHIMA has sent a letter urging Congress to continue to fund critical health IT initiatives that were advanced last year with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position
Mar29

HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position

The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.

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Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head
Mar29

Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head

Without public announcement, Heritage Foundation alum and former DOJ trial attorney Roger Severino was named director of HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, which is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination. Severino has been critical of Affordable Care Act provisions that barred discrimination against transgender patients.

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CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs
Mar22

CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs

The new Administration is hitting the pause button on several Medicare payment reform initiatives, including bundled payment initiatives, according to an interim final rule (IFR) published this week in the Federal Register.

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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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