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

2017-09-11
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...
2017-08-21
Today, AMIA responded to a CMS Proposed Rule on Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. AMIA supported many of the new flexibilities offer to eligible clinicians to participate in MIPS or advanced alternative payment models. The organization also urged CMS to require 2015 Edition CEHRT beginning in...
2017-07-25
AMIA submitted comments supporting ONC’s draft framework, recommending a measurement approach that focuses on the clinician and patient experience. AMIA also underscored the need to have the benefits of measurement outweigh the costs, and urged federal officials to provide sufficient support to...
2017-07-12
In comments submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, the nation’s leading biomedical and health informaticians applauded federal officials for developing a draft strategic framework for health IT research and development (R&D). AMIA...

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...