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At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Seema Verma, CMS Administrator Nominee, Discusses MACRA, M.D. Burden in First Senate Hearing

February 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice to run CMS, emphasized access to healthcare coverage, patient-centered care, and moving important healthcare decisions away from the government in her first Senate hearing for her nomination, held on Feb. 16.

Flying Down to Orlando: This Year, Could HIMSS Be Different from in Years Past?

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At this pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare and in the evolution of healthcare information technology, there’s never been a better moment to explore insights and innovations at the annual HIMSS Conference

MGMA to New HHS Chief: Health IT Regulations Must be Simplified

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MGMA is urging just-confirmed HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., to “significantly reduce the regulatory burden on physician practices” by mitigating or eliminating various health IT regulatory requirements.

In Reaction to Tom Price's Confirmation as HHS Secretary, Industry Stakeholders Tout His Advocacy for Health IT

February 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Senate voted, at 2 am Friday morning, to approve the nomination of Tom Price, a Republican Congressman and former orthopedic surgeon, as the 23rd Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CMS Extends MU Reporting Deadline for Eligible Physicians

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Following the path it set for eligible hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set a new deadline of March 13 for Meaningful Use attestation for eligible professionals (EPs).

Washington Debrief: New Administration Update & Hill Activity

February 6, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), is set to be considered by the full Senate to become the nation’s chief healthcare leader.

Senate Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on HHS Secretary Nomination

January 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While Rep. Tom Price's confirmation as the next U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary is expected to sail through the Senate with full support from Republicans, the process hit a snag today when Senate Democrats on the U.S. Senate...

Washington Debrief: Update on New Administration

January 30, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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For the second time in as many weeks, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), spent more than three hours outlining his vision for the nation’s healthcare system before a Senate Committee.

Study: External Incentives Accelerate Health IT Adoption among Small Primary Care Practices

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the adoption and use of health information technology by small primary care physician practices found that external incentives, such as those practices participating in pay-for-performance programs and participating in public reporting of...

ONC Data Indicates More Hospitals Reporting Public Health Data Electronically

January 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Updated statistics from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), which it published on its Health IT Dashboard, indicates that more hospitals are able to report public health data, like immunizations, laboratory results, and...

HHS Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price Questioned on ACA Repeal During Second Confirmation Hearing

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), President Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS Secretary, was questioned about his position on the Trump Administration's plans to repeal and place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during a four-hour confirmation hearing, held by the U.S....