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Report suggests community health center data reporting to be insufficient from electronic health records, reimbursements may be affected

The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, based at Milken Institute School of Public Health released a report suggesting that data collected from community health... Read More >

ONC updates the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

On April 13, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) revised and updated the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information. Created to... Read More >

ONC Releases Report to Congress on Health Information Blocking

After an influx of complaints received regarding health information blocking, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) delivered a report to Congress outlining... Read More >

CMS Releases Stage 3 Proposed Rule

On March 20, 2015, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. Beginning in 2017, it will be the final stage of meaningful use. It... Read More >

ONC Data Brief Released on Hospital Reporting on Meaningful Use

On March 10, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a data brief regarding hospital reporting on meaningful use public health measures in 2014.... Read More >

Two Standing Committee Members to Speak at Academy Health's National Health Policy Conference

Academy Health's National Health Policy Conference kicked off today, February 9, 2015.  The conference features two speakers from our Standing Committee.  Jeff Levi, PhD will speak on a... Read More >

Standing Committee Member Thomas Barker, Launches Medicaid & the Law Blog

Thomas Barker, JD, Partner and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Practice at the law firm of Foley Hoag, has launched a blog called Medicaid & the Law, which covers issues related to Medicaid, including... Read More >

ONC Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan for Federal HIT Interoperability

On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its Federal Health Information... Read More >

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Revising Medicare Shared Savings Program Regulations

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP... Read More >

HHS provides guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule and emergency situations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidance on the applicability of HIPAA during emergencies. HIPAA permits the disclosure of protected health information (PHI)... Read More >