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CMS Looks to Increase Patient Engagement with New Models

December 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) that will aim to increase patient engagement in care decisions by putting more information in the hands of Medicare beneficiaries.

U.S. Senate Joins House to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

December 7, 2016  | 
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The U.S. Senate today, in a 94-5 vote, passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sweeping, bipartisan legislation that largely focuses on medical research, but also includes a number of health IT provisions. The bill now moves to President Obama's desk.

AHA Report: ACA Repeal without a Replacement Could Cost Hospitals Billions

December 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal of American Hospitals (FAH) outlines the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems.

Who is Seema Verma? Digging Deeper into Trump’s Pick to Run CMS

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Not a whole lot is known about CMS’ likely new leader. Does her past give us an indication of what the future of Medicare and Medicaid could look like?

Washington Debrief: Health IT Provisions Included in 21st Century Cures Bill Passed by the House

December 5, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week, healthcare took center stage yet again as the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that will greatly impact health IT.

AMA Members: “Tom Price’s Positions Inconsistent with Our Policies”

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly 500 delegates and members of the AMA have written an open letter to the association’s Board of Trustees expressing concern and disappointment that the AMA has supported President-elect Donald Trump’s selection as Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary.

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures Monday

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Following the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation Monday, Dec. 5.

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

U.S. House Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed in a 392-26 vote bipartisan legislation, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that includes billions in funding for NIH research and contains several provisions that directly impact health IT policy.

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Machine Learning and Other Paths to the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at UPMC and the chair of the Informatics Scientific Program Committee at RSNA, reflects on advances in machine learning and other technology—and the future of radiology

BREAKING: Trump Taps Tom Price, Seema Verma to Head HHS, CMS

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President-elect Donald Trump is set to name Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Radiology Thought-Leader Eliot Siegel, M.D., on What Value Really Means

November 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2016, Eliot Siegel, M.D., one of the leading lights in the imaging informatics world, shares his perspectives on the broad question of value in radiological practice—and what healthcare IT leaders can to do help move the needle
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