Consumers Union submitted to the federal government comments on a proposed modification to the health IT program formally known as Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014, commonly known as the “Meaningful Use” program. This and other Health Information Technology (health IT) programs are key drivers to improve health outcomes, empower patients to participate actively in their care, generate research data to improve population health, and enhance the effectiveness of the American health system.
CU Statement of Support to Assembly Health Committee Re: Senate Bill 1058, By Senator Elaine Alquist Relating to Hospital-acquired infections
June 17, 2008
Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2009 Rates; Proposed Changes to Disclosure of Physician Ownership in Hospitals and Physician Self-Referral Rules; Proposed Collection of Information Regarding Financial Relationships Between Hospitals and Physicians
June 13, 2008
June 12, 2008
CU letter to the House regarding Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) advertising for pharmaceuticals and devices
May 6, 2008