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 - CONNECTED HEALTH INITIATIVE 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.
05/24/2017 – Connected Health Initiative Comments to the Federal Communications Commission on the Connect2Health Task Force
The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) submits high-level comments to the FCC on broadband healthcare.
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 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04/21/2016 – Comments to the to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Guidance & Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices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.