6/4/2019- Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Interoperability and Patient Access for Medicare Advantage Organization and Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and Health Care Providers (Docket No. CMS-9115-P)
12/31/2018-Multi-stakeholder Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-for-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021 (83 FR 54982)
10/17/18-Request for Information Regarding the 21st Century Cures Act Electronic Health Record Reporting Program (83 FR 42913)
8/31/2018-Comments of the Connected Health Initiative to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and CY 2020 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Home Infusion Therapy Requirements; and Training Requirements for Surveyors of National Accrediting Organizations (83 FR 32340)
6/25/2018 - Comments of the Connected Health Initiative Regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regarding Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims (CMS-2018-0046)
06/11/2018 - COMMENTS TO THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES ON THE BENEFITS OF REMOTE MONITORING INNOVATIONS IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
The Connected Health Initiative submitted multi-stakeholder consensus views to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the benefits of remote monitoring innovations in the Medicare program.
05/31/2018 - COMMENTS TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE ON THE CYBERSECURITY RISKS PRESENTED BY LEGACY TECHNOLOGIES
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in response to request for information (RFI) on how the healthcare sector handles the cybersecurity risks presented by legacy technologies.
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the White House following a request for steps to support the use of connected health technology without the need for congressional action of development of new regulations.
04/19/2018 - Letter to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Reducing Regulatory Barriers for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the DEA to urge the Administration to update its regulations to foster innovation and competition in the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (ECPS).
02/20/2018 - Comments to the hhs office of the national coordinator for health it on the draft USCDI
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to ONC to inform its efforts related to the Draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) and expansion process.
02/20/2018 - comments to the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health it on the draft tefca
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to ONC to inform its efforts related to the 21st Century Cures Act trusted exchange framework and common agreement.
02/06/2018 - COMMENTS TO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION REGARDING ITS DRAFT GUIDANCE FOR INDUSTRY AND FDA STAFF ON CLINICAL AND PATIENT DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE
The Connected Health Initiative submits its comments to the FDA regarding its draft guidance on the scope of its regulatory oversight of clinical decision support (CDS) software intended for healthcare professionals, and patient decision support (PDS) software intended for patients and caregivers who are not healthcare professionals.
02/06/2018 - comments to the food and drug administration regarding its draft guidance for industry and fda staff on changes to existing medical software policies
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the FDA as it considers the effect the amended definition of a medical device, within the 21st Century Cures Act (Section 3060), would have on a variety of FDA guidance related to medical device software.
02/02/2018 - COMMENTS TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION REGARDING ITS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE GROWING NEED FOR BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments in support of efforts by the FCC, articulated in the instant Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order, to address the growing need for broadband connectivity in the healthcare industry.
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to CMS on the new direction for the Innovation Center.
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the VA on proposed rulemaking on their authority of healthcare providers to practice telehealth
The Connected Health Initiative submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to its requests for comments on the Draft Department Strategic Plan for CY 2018 - 2022.
09/11/2017 - CONNECTED HEALTH INITIATIVE MULTI-ASSOCIATION LETTER TO CMS REGARDING 2018 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE
The Connected Health Initiative (CHI), alongside Allergy & Asthma Network American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American Telemedicine Association (ATA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), HIMSS, National Stroke Association Schools, and Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), submitted a letter to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule.
08/25/2017 - Chi COMMENTS TO THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY'S TRUSTED EXCHANGE FRAMEWORK AND COMMON AGREEMENT EFFORT
The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) submits comments to ONC on the 21st Century Cures Act’s trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions.
08/21/2017 - Chi cOMMENTS TO CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES ON CY 2018 UPDATES TO THE QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to CMS on proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program
08/16/ 2017 - Chi cOMMENTS TO EUROPEAN UNION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL CONNECT ON THE DIGITAL HEALTH ROADMAP CONSULTATION
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to the EU DG CONNECT on digital health tools in the digital single market
The Connected Health Initiative submits high-level comments to the FCC on broadband healthcare.
05/22/2017 - COMMENTS TO HHS OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR ON THE DRAFT PATIENT GENERATED HEALTH DATA FRAMEWORK WHITE PAPER
The Connected Health Initiative submitted comments to HHS' ONC on the draft white paper "Conceptualizing a Data Infrastructure for the Capture, Use, and Sharing of Patient-Generated Health Data in Care Delivery and Research through 2024"
The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) submitted comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on the use of telehealth for acute and chronic care consultations.
The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) request for Improvement Activities, encouraging reimbursement for telehealth services.
ACT | The App Association submits comments to DG CONNECT'S reflection and orientation paper on wearables
ACT | The App Association and a broad coalition of companies and organizations provide comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its proposed rulemaking on the use of connected health technology.
ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative (CHI) writes to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to its RFI on electronic health record technology.
04/21/2016 – Comments to the to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Guidance & Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
ACT | The App Association writes to applaud the FDA for their leadership in promoting scalable and flexible cybersecurity management policies and provides comments to encourage further innovation.
12/28/2015 – Comments to the Food and Drug Administration regarding using technologies and innovative methods to conduct FDA-regulated clinical investigations of investigational drugs
ACT | The App Association discusses how apps can vastly improve clinical trials, and urges the FDA to encourage adoption of these technologies.
12/15/2015 – Comments to HHS regarding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Medicare and Medicaid Programs
ACT | The App Association writes to provide comments to the CMS on the criteria that relevant parties must meet to qualify for EHR incentive payments.
11/17/2015 – Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from ACT | The App Association and telehealth coalition regarding new provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
ACT | The App Association and a broad coalition of health and tech companies highlight regulatory restrictions that are limiting patient access to telehealth and remote monitoring technologies.
04/15/2015 – Comments to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Request for Information & Updates to the ONC Voluntary Personal Health Record Model Privacy Notice
ACT | The App Association appreciates the ONC’s seeking of public input towards updating the MPN to better align with the current consumer health technology landscape.
01/26/2016 – Letter to Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson and Senator Warner regarding Medicare reform
ACT | The App Association writes to encourage all members to incorporate a key bipartisan bill that addresses the need for the Medicare program to leverage telehealth and remote monitoring
ACT | The App Association urges the Senate to make medical mobile apps reimbursable under Medicare.
06/22/2015 – Letter to Senate Finance chronic care working group from ACT | The App Association and coalition regarding telemedicine
ACT | The App Association is joined by a coalition of health IT stakeholders to urge the Senate Finance Committee to prioritize the use and adoption of telehealth and RPM technologies.
11/02/2014 – Letter to Congress from the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding updating HIPAA guidance documents for the mobile world
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell pledges to work with ACT | The App Association to update HIPAA guidance documents for the mobile world.
09/18/2014 – Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services from Congress regarding updating HIPAA guidance documents for the mobile world
Congressmen Tom Marino and Peter DeFazio outline several steps HHS should take to update HIPAA for the mobile world.
09/15/2014 – Letter to Congress from ACT | The App Association and members regarding the need for updates to HIPAA guidance documents for the mobile world
ACT | The App Association and leading mobile health companies call on Congress to bring clarity to HIPAA. The group outlines specific changes and improvements that would benefit innovators in the space.
11/22/2013 – Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Policy Committee Vice Chairman from ACT and coalition regarding Stage 3 meaningful use definitions
ACT and other associations highlight important considerations for HHS’ Health Information Technology Policy Committee as they define Stage 3 meaningful use for electronic health records.
06/25/2013 – Letter to House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman regarding mobile health apps
ACT highlights small companies innovating in the mobile health space.