Federal and State Advocacy


Federal Advocacy

The Academy, through coordination with the CHIC and Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT), continues to monitor and provide feedback on activities related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Children's health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) legislation. The following are final versions of comments are documents submitted on behalf of the AAP.

 

Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

Comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

 

Comment letter from AAP President, Thomas K McInerny, MD, FAAP
Comments on Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

 

2014 Draft Test Methods

Comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Comment letter from AAP President, Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP

 

Meaningful Use

Stage 3 Recommendations
Comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)


Comment letter from AAP President, Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP

Comments on Stage 3 Recommendations


Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)

Comment letter from AAP President, Robert Block, MD, FAAP
Comments on the NPRM for stage 2 meaningful use

 

Public Comments to Federal Register Request for Public Comments
The Health Information Technology Policy Committee has requested public comment on its proposed requirements for Stages 2 and 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Comment letter from AAP President, O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

The ARRA directs funds to support the adoption, implementation and effective use of Health Information Technology (HIT). The AAP has advocated and will continue to advocate for appropriate incentives and other provisions to ensure that pediatricians and children are represented in important decisions relative to HIT. The following are comments provided by various organizations.

AAP - Incentives American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP - Certification Criteria American College of Physicians
Alliance for Pediatric Quality Texas Medical Association

 

Meaningful Use Attestation
Comments to Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued draft versions of the screen shots for the attestation website for providers to attest whether they are meaningful users. The federal site will only apply to Medicare, not to Medicaid Users, who will have to attest their status to individual states. The following are comments submitted by the AAP:

Comment letter from AAP President, O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP


Public Comment Archive

 

State Advocacy

The Academy is committeed to help states advocate for pediatric specific HIT needs. Through collaboration with the Division of State and Government Affairs, the CHIC plans to develop resources for states and chapters to use when advocating for member practices.

IIS Toolkit
A resource for state advoacates intersted in promoting immunization information systems (IIS)