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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
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.

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

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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...

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

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

For One Solo Doc Practice, a Fearless IT Journey

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Allison Blazek, M.D. made a bold career move in 2008, going from working in the ER at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to starting a unique internal medicine solo practice.

Washington Debrief: Lawmakers Explore Cyber Risks of Connected Devices, IoT in Hearing

November 21, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a joint hearing last week to examine the role of connected devices, including medical devices, and their role in recent cyber attacks.

AHA Pushes Congress for Meaningful Use Relief

November 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging Congress to move forward with the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173), legislation introduced this summer aiming to provide regulatory flexibility to providers and hospitals operating under...

Washington Debrief: CMS Finalizes MU Changes for Hospitals

November 7, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
CMS finalizes 90-days for Meaningful Users for 2016 AND 2017

CMS Finalizes 90-Day MU Reporting Period for 2016 and 2017

November 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on Nov. 1 that will allow providers in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to report to a 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017 rather than a full calendar year.

Kansas Health Information Network Expands its Network across State Lines

October 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) has announced that it is expanding its horizons, and is now connected to Health Information Exchange Texas (HIETexas).

CNIOs Go Strategic

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
With new needs around population health and clinical transformation, the top nurse informaticist role—that of CNIO—is becoming more important than ever, launching CNIOs into newer and more executive roles than ever before.

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

MACRA Final Rule is Here!

October 17, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
CMS has released the much anticipated final rule on MACRA.


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