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Category Archives: hit

FAH Supportive of Meaningful Use, but Urges CMS to Make Changes to Stage 3 Final Rule

December 15, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT, Legislation, Quality

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt Tuesday urging that the agency make changes to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules.

The FAH is a strong supporter of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, enacted in 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

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FAH Joins 32 Leading Industry Associations to Oppose Cybersecurity Amendment

October 23, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: General, HIT

Thursday, the Federation of American Hospitals joined several associations to oppose an amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (#2564) to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Among the 33 signatories of the letter were organizations from the financial services, natural resources, technology, real estate and manufacturing industries.

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FAH President & CEO Keynotes HIMSS Summit, Celebrates National Health IT Week

October 09, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Transparency

On Wednesday, FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn gave the keynote speech at the HIMSS Policy Summit during National Health IT Week. Healthcare IT News spotlighted Kahn’s health care expertise in a piece this week: 8 healthcare insights from a longtime Washington insider. Kahn offered key observations on challenges facing the industry both politically and internationally:

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CMS Provides Key Improvements in Final Meaningful Rules

October 08, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT, Medicaid, Medicare

The recent announcements on meaningful use rules are a positive step forward. We are gratified that CMS has included in the final rules, certain key provisions that are helpful to patients and hospitals. Each of these measures will make the transition easier for all involved:

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