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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.

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AMIA Supports Funding to ONC

May 12, 2023

AMIA, along with other organizations, urges Congress to fully fund the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the President’s proposed FY24 budget request of $103.6 million. ONC has long served as the key partner to public and […]

ONC United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Draft v4

April 17, 2023

AMIA appreciates ONC’s efforts to solicit feedback on data collection for future iterations of USCDI. Overall, AMIA encourages ONC to ensure that USCDI will decrease burden with common elements for interoperable exchange. Increasing burden on clinical workflow will be a detriment to all stakeholders. We believe the lack of clear […]

CMS Administrative Simplification Proposed Rule

March 21, 2023

AMIA commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its effort to address administrative simplification through proposing standards for health care attachments transactions and electronic signatures. In theory, standards should be an important step to reduce provider burden if the standards are current and enable a practical application […]

CMS Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Proposed Rule

March 13, 2023

AMIA commends CMS for taking steps to address the workflow burden of prior authorization and the significant barriers and delays that it imposes on medical practice. Most importantly, prior authorization impedes timely patient access to needed care and in some cases, results in denial of appropriate care altogether. We believe […]

CMS Request for Information: National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services

December 6, 2022

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information: National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services. AMIA commends CMS for soliciting input on the concept of establishing a National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services […]

Telehealth Stakeholder Letter to Senate

September 13, 2022

Thank you for your continued leadership in expanding access to virtual care during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). This access has been transformational – patients now expect and often prefer telehealth as a key component of our health care system and providers have been able to reach many patients […]