AMIA Public Comments

AMIA’s goal is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  The primary pathway through which AMIA achieves this goal is by engaging Federal Agencies and Congress on public calls for input, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) or Request for Information (RFIs).  Below, AMIA responses are arranged by Federal Agency and Congressional Committee.

Regulatory Comments

2017-11-21
In response to a CMS Innovation Center request for information (RFI) on its potential new direction, AMIA offered several suggestions focusing on the interdependency of payment and delivery reforms, supported by health IT and health informatics. AMIA suggested additional guiding principles with...
2017-11-02
In response to a request for information (RFI) from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), AMIA detailed numerous key challenges and opportunities for data science in health and biomedicine. AMIA further provided policy and research ideas in support of the NLM fulfilling a 2015 Advisory Committee...
2017-11-02
AMIA provided comments to a VA proposed rule that would allow its providers to furnish telehealth services, regardless of the state or location where they or the beneficiary is physically located. AMIA supported the proposal, while emphasizing that any telehealth applications use nationally...
2017-09-11
Today, AMIA responded to a CMS Proposed Rule on the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule. AMIA supported many of the proposals, including a proposal to begin the Appropriate Use Criteria Program in 2019 and proposed changes to E/M documentation guidelines. 
2017-08-24
In comments submitted August 24, AMIA submitted comments to ONC regarding the development of a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. AMIA recommended ONC look to use the Framework to provide a floor upon which existing networks – and new networks...

Congressional Comments

2017-03-17
President Trump released his FY 2018 Budget Blueprint March 17, 2017, beginning a conversation with Congress on how to fund federal policies and programs.  This budget outlines, at a high level, which policies and programs this Administration prioritizes, and it describes the kind of country this...
2016-02-09
The following statement was released today by Douglas B. Fridsma, M.D., PhD., FACP, FACMI, President and CEO, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). AMIA appreciates the work and bipartisanship demonstrated by Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the entire HELP Committee in...
2016-01-11
On January 11, 2016, AMIA submitted comments to the National Qualify Forum’s Health IT Safety Committee, supporting the framework and newly-developed domains to measure the safety and safe use of health IT.  Numerous AMIA members participated in this effort, and AMIA believes these measures should...