Category Archives: hit
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.
October 23, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team
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.
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:
October 08, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team
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:
- HELP, E&C Proposal Takes Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back
- Modern Healthcare Honors FAH’s Chip Kahn, Members on Annual “100 Most Influential” List
- FAH Celebrates 20th Anniversary of To Err Is Human
- Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Over Illegal Rule Mandating Public Disclosure of Individually Negotiate