Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued this statement following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule on Interoperability and Patient Access, and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology final rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program:
U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released two final electronic health record rules:
With the Tennessee General Assembly back in full swing, the state's major healthcare associations outline 2020 priorities.
Bill's goal is to remove barriers in the step therapy process for patients and providers
Many physicians will have reduced documentation beginning in 2021
Includes proposals from 24 different senators, 11 Republicans, 13 Democrats
The largest professional organization for doctors in Tennessee has submitted its public comments regarding the proposal to convert federal funding for TennCare to a block grant.
Pros and cons to Gov. Lee's block grant proposal expressed by Tennessee's healthcare leaders.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee looks to do something no state has done before in crafting a modified block grant to give the state more flexibility, share of savings in managing Medicaid.
CMS recently updated regulations for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to strengthen protections for participants and allow more operational flexibility for providers.
Last month, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) released a final rule that will grant it broad new revocation and denial authority for providers and suppliers who are "affiliated" with previously-sanctioned entities.
Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed October 2019 Child Health Month in Tennessee.
The American Medical Association (AMA) and six other organizations have asked two congressional committees to use their oversight of the 21st Century Cures Act to improve interoperability and empower patients with meaningful health information while ensuring data is safe and secure.
VIDEO of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) visiting the Neighborhood Health at East Side health center in Nashville, where he learned more about what the center is doing to provide access to health care services in urban, underserved areas of Nashville.
There's one question I hear almost every day from Tennesseans, and it is, "What are you doing to lower the cost I pay for health care?"
The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 aims to deliver better health care outcomes and better health care experiences at lower costs
Ending the practice of hospitals and providers sending surprise medical bills to patients is a perfect example of how Congress and President Trump can work together to reduce out of pocket health care costs for Americans.
On Thursday, May 9, President Donald Trump called for an end to 'surprise medical bills' that can cost consumers thousands ... or tens of thousands ... of dollars for out-of-network billing.
Recommendations include increasing transparency, lowering prescription drug costs, eliminating surprise billing, expanding primary care, improving electronic health records, addressing consolidation
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