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August 30, 2006
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) predicted last month that Congress will pass healthcare IT legislation when members return from the August recess. "I'm...
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August 04, 2006
WASHINTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) predicted Wednesday Congress will pass healthcare IT legislation when members return from the impending August recess. G...
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July 27, 2006
WASHINGTON - The House approved Thursday the Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006 (H.R. 4157). It passed after a motion to send the bill back to committee was defeate...
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June 28, 2006
As this issue of Healthcare IT News went to press, there was an uncanny feeling of deja vu. Been there, didn't do that. I'm referring to the hold that Rep...
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June 08, 2006
Look for a vote on a healthcare IT bill in the House of Representatives as early as the third week of June, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) said Wednesday....
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May 24, 2006
The House Ways and Means Health subcommittee on Wednesday voted 8 to 5 along party lines to approve legislation that would promote healthcare IT adoption, improving chances that a healthcare IT bill c...
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March 21, 2006
The Senate last week approved a reserve fund for healthcare information technology as part of its fiscal year 2007 budget resolution. The move would allow Congress to pass a healthcare IT bill this ye...
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March 16, 2006
As 2005 draws to a close, it's worth taking stock of healthcare information technology's status on and off Capitol Hill. This was the year lawmakers from both parties crossed traditional political lin...
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March 07, 2006
It's no small feat that, in a year of deep cuts to many healthcare programs in the federal budget, initiatives that promote the use of electronic medical records and other information technology...
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March 06, 2006
It doesn't take a Washington insider to know that the annual spending bills that Congress approves are where the rubber meets the road, where the photo ops end and where the buck, literally,...
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January 24, 2006
The country's budget bill, which passed the Senate Dec. 21 in a 51-50 vote, freezes for one year the anticipated 4.4 percent Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians that had been slated to take...
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January 06, 2006
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has introduced the Wired for Healthcare Quality Act, improving chances for a healthcare IT bill to pass in Congress this year. The Senate passed an identical bill late las...
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December 22, 2005
The Senate late Wednesday night agreed to pass the fiscal year 2006 Labor-HHS appropriations bill on the condition that the House approves a modified defense spending bill. Under the conference report...
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December 21, 2005
The country's budget bill, which passed the Senate today in a 51-50 vote, freezes the anticipated 4.4 percent Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians that had been slated to take effect in Jan...
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November 23, 2005
Lawmakers returning to Congress in early December will again take up a spending bill for the departments of Labor, Education and HHS after the House earlier this month failed to approve a $142.5 billi...
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November 18, 2005
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved bipartisan healthcare IT legislation that promotes the adoption of electronic health records through standards, calls for incentives for providers to implem...
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October 28, 2005
The Senate on Thursday approved the fiscal year 2006 appropriations bill for HHS and the departments of Labor and Education, providing $42.5 million in funding for the Office of the National Coordinat...
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October 26, 2005
Prospects for passage of a robust healthcare IT bill appear dim as Congress faces cuts to Medicaid and Medicare spending and grapples with the cost of paying for the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, co...
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October 11, 2005
Politicians, government leaders and the IT community quickly renewed the call for the healthcare system to get wired after Hurricane Katrina left New Orleans under water and ravaged the Gulf Coast....
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September 23, 2005
Despite cries from federal officials who say disasters such as Hurricane Katrina highlight the need for the nation to have a healthcare IT infrastructure, it's unclear whether Congress will approve th...
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