Archive for June, 2009

Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Invites Input on Meaningful Use Of Electronic Medical Records For Purposes of Definition

Friday, June 26. 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time is the deadline to submit comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on the recommendations about what should be considered the term “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) by a health care provider under the HITECH Act provisions of the Stimulus Bill.

Continue Reading June 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm

FTC, Other Agencies Issue FAQ Guidance On Red Flag Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and five other federal agencies yesterday (June 11, 2009) jointly issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about federal regulations on the “Red Flags and Address Discrepancy Rules” (Red Flag Rules) implementing sections of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) now scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2009.

Continue Reading June 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Senate Democrats Unveil Their Version of Comprehensive Health Care Reform, Seek To Enact By Fall

Senator Kennedy yesterday revealed the latest version of comprehensive health care reform advocated by Congressional Democrats. The latest draft of the “Affordable Health Choices Act” (the “Act”) details the comprehensive health care reforms that President Obama and Democrats in Congress propose to enact before year end. Americans concerned about plans of President Obama and Congressional Democrats to enact comprehensive health care reform this year must speak up now.

Continue Reading June 10, 2009 at 7:24 pm

June 11 Deadline To Comment on Proposal To Establish Regional Centers Under HITECH ACT

On May 28, 2009, the new Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Program (“ONC”) published a Federal Register Notice and Request for Comments (the “Notice”) that describes the program ONC proposes to use to establish “Regional Extension Centers” to assist providers seeking to adopt and become meaningful users of health information technology under Title XIII of Division A and Title IV of Division B (the “HITECH Act”) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”). The deadline for commenting on the Notice is 5 p.m. on June 11, 2009.

Continue Reading June 3, 2009 at 11:38 am


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