Excerpt: It is critical that your agency do everything possible to advance interoperability and meaningful use of HIT, not just in name only….More than four and a half years and two final Meaningful Use rules later, it is safe to say that we are no closer to interoperability in spite of the nearly $10 billion spent.
Excerpt: “HHS has failed to provide substantive guidance to states on how the money is to be used,” Grassley and Upton wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Excerpt: Continuation of unfair government competition in the commercial sector impedes creation of the kinds of private-sector jobs that have never been more crucial for generating opportunity and jumpstarting the American economy.
Excerpt: We believe that these communications show that AARP was working closely with the Obama administration to pass a bill widely understood to be a partisan endeavor despite your organization’s public claims to be nonpartisan and despite the opposition of your membership
Excerpt: The intent of this letter is to follow up on requests made to HHS earlier this year and on requests made more recently by governors and state Medicaid directors in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision – all of which have gone unanswered. The regulatory uncertainty has crippled states and health providers in their ability to plan for future Medicaid expansions or state ins
Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease.