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CMS Extends Deadline for eCQM Data Submission

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Meaningful Use programs to submit their electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data from 2016.

Washington Debrief: The Who’s Who in Healthcare on Capitol Hill

January 17, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The 115th Congress has been sworn-in and there are some new leaders to take note of that will have influence over healthcare on Capitol Hill.

Tom Price’s First Senate Hearing to Come Next Week; ONC Leadership Questions Linger

January 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing next week for committee members to hear testimony from Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA)—President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

DirectTrust’s David Kibbe, M.D.: Five Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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When making predictions about health care and health IT in 2017 with Donald Trump as President, almost nothing is certain except uncertainty itself, according to David Kibbe, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust.

Washington Debrief: 115th Congress Sworn In, ACA Repeal Conversations Underway

January 9, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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As healthcare takes center stage in the 115th Congress, the House Republican Study Committee released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last week.

CMS: 171K Medicare Docs Will Get Hit with MU Penalties in 2017

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS said there are approximately 171,000 eligible professionals (EPs) who are subject to a downward payment adjustment in 2017 under Medicare for failing to meet Meaningful Use requirements.

Washington Debrief: Congress Adjourns for the Year, 115th Congress Sworn in Jan. 3

December 20, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Members of Congress have left town for the year, and the 115th Congress will take their places on January 3, 2017.

CHIME Calls on CMS for More MACRA Relief

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CHIME is calling on federal officials to lessen the MACRA burden for eligible Medicare physicians through a variety of means.

Washington Debrief: 21st Century Cures Passed by Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

December 12, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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A landmark piece of healthcare legislation, with a number of health IT provisions, was passed by the Senate with a vote of 95-4 and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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.

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...

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.

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