Disability Policy

Concerned with Delay in Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Implementation

AAHD has joined the Pacific Business Group on Health, National Partnership for Women and Families, and others in expressing concern to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the announced delay in implementing the electronic health record “meaningful use” standards. The July 21 letter is here: PDF.

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Using Electronic Health Records to Reduce Health Disparities: 24 Members of Congress

24 members of Congress have used a Consumer Partnership for e- Health (CPeH) statement to write the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) suggesting ways that electronic health records “meaningful use” standards can help reduce health disparities. AAHD is a CPeH member and […]

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NQF Releases Interim Report to CMS on Quality Measures for Dual Eligibles

By Clarke Ross, D.P.A. The National Quality Forum, a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting, builds consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement. The NQF released its interim report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on quality measures for […]

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