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On October 26th, eHI joined 84 other organizations in sending a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) urging the agency to expedite and complete its efforts to implement a telemedicine special registration process enabling providers to safely prescribe controlled substances remotely. The agency was required to promulgate rulemaking on a telemedicine special registration process in the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (P.L. 115-271), but has yet to do so nearly two years after enactment of the law.
From unprecedented Congressional and regulatory action on telehealth reimbursement to the release of final interoperability and information blocking rules, 2020 was a busy year for health technology professionals – and 2021 shows no signs of slowing down. Join eHI staff and Policy Steering Committee members for a deep-dive on the latest in health technology policy, eHI’s advocacy work, and a look ahead to the 117th Congress.
We asked and you answered! We sent out a survey to assess industry readiness to meet the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access to APIs Final Rule by the deadline. Many of you shared concerns about the regulations and how COVID might affect their implementation. The results from the survey have been analyzed and we’d like to share the results with you! Please join us for a presentation on the current state of readiness and see how various stakeholders have been impacted in similar or different ways to you and your organization.
This whitepaper highlights recommendations from eHI's COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group and endorsed by leading health care and digital health organizations.
Formed in April 2020, eHI’s COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group met over the course of four months to help craft a report with a set of policy recommendations to fully leverage health IT and digital health to fight COVID-19 and future public health challenges. The group focused on five issue areas: (1) telehealth and remote patient monitoring; (2) artificial intelligence and machine learning; (3) broadband; (4) health information exchange; and (5) public health surveillance, and ultimately produced consensus policy recommendations in each area.
On Monday, October 5th, eHI submitted comments in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Calendar Year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. eHI’s comments addressed proposals related to telehealth services, remote patient monitoring, Promoting Interoperability measures, and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, among others.
eHI commentary on Senator Lamar Alexander's white paper Preparing for the Next Pandemic.
Letter to House and Senate on telehealth.