Health IT

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protected content ERIC Statement of Principles on Telehealth

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is the only nonprofit national trade association advocating solely for the employee benefit and… More

protected content Teladoc Wins Injunctive Relief in Action Against Texas Medical Board

On April 10, 2015, the Texas Medical Board adopted a new rule that would require a face-to-face visit before a doctor could issue a… More

protected content Two Important Telemedicine Reminders and Some Bonus News

Two important messages in this email:  first, if your company has not yet assigned someone to the ERIC Telemedicine Task Force, please… More

protected content House Passes Doc Fix with a Hefty Bipartisan Vote; Next Stop: the Senate

Today the full House voted to pass the “doc fix”, a bill to reform fairly significantly the method by which doctors are paid under Medicare. The bipartisan vote was 392 – 37… More

protected content ERIC Submits Comment Letter on Regulation of Telemedicine

ERIC on April 24 submitted a comment letter on the issue of telemedicine to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). This subject, which is somewhat off our beaten path, was brought to our attention… More

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Government Reports

Senate Finance Committee Seeking Ideas to Improve Health Care Transparency

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and former Chairman and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) released a letter urging all stakeholders to submit to the committee ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of health care data, while maintaining and protecting patient privacy. … More

ONC Releases Paper Outlining 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a paper outlining a 10-year plan to achieve an interoperable health IT infrastructure. … More

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Legislative Documents

protected content House Passes Doc Fix with a Hefty Bipartisan Vote; Next Stop: the Senate

Today the full House voted to pass the “doc fix”, a bill to reform fairly significantly the method by which doctors are paid under Medicare. The bipartisan vote was 392 – 37… More

Senate Finance Committee Seeking Ideas to Improve Health Care Transparency

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and former Chairman and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) released a letter urging all stakeholders to submit to the committee ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of health care data, while maintaining and protecting patient privacy. … More

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Letters to Agencies

protected content ERIC Submits Comment Letter on Regulation of Telemedicine

ERIC on April 24 submitted a comment letter on the issue of telemedicine to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). This subject, which is somewhat off our beaten path, was brought to our attention… More

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Letters to Congress

ERIC Urges HHS to Rule That Self-Funded Plans Should Not Be Subject to HIPAA Certification Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on April 3 urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify proposed rules that would require employer group health plans to certify compliance with standards and operating rules adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for certain electronic transactions. … More

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Press Releases

ERIC Urges HHS to Rule That Self-Funded Plans Should Not Be Subject to HIPAA Certification Requirements

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on April 3 urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify proposed rules that would require employer group health plans to certify compliance with standards and operating rules adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for certain electronic transactions. … More

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Regulatory Documents

protected content HHS Issues Proposed Rule on Electronic Transaction Requirements under HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a rule requiring health plans to certify that they comply with certain electronic transaction requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).… More

protected content HHS Proposes Rule to Require Health Plans to Verify Compliance with Electronic Data Standards

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 2 published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would require a controlling health plan (CHP) to submit information and documentation demonstrating that it is compliant with certain standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). … More

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