TQ Teleconnection- September 2017

Legislation aimed at easing Meaningful Use regulations advances in the House

A bill that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ease Meaningful Use standards in the years to come made its way out of a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

H.R. 3120 (PDF), introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, in July, amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to prevent Meaningful Use standards from becoming “more stringent over time,” according to a background memo (PDF) submitted to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health.

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