In Senate testimony for the Health, Labor and Pensions Committee, Donald Rucker, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, proposed additional exceptions to the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and recent proposed rules.
There is rare bipartisan momentum in support of several different pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue of “surprise medical bills”— exorbitantly high emergency and other medical department bills.
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To grapple with the largest measles outbreak in 25 years, providers in the hardest-hit states are using their electronic health records to help protect patients and limit exposure to the virus.
In response to the increasing issue of data breaches, a number of proposals for legislation related to breaches and personal privacy have been made at both the federal and state levels.