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.


04/21/2017 – Connected Health Initiative Comments to AHRQ on Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care

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.


06/27/2016 – Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Rules and Regulations on Medicare Payment

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.


06/03/2016 – Comments regarding Medicare Access and the CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015


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04/21/2016 – Comments to the to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Guidance & Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices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


06/22/2015 – Letter to Senators Warner and Isakson regarding telemedicine and chronic care
 

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.