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As part of AAMC’s commitment to Joining Forces, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., sent an April 18 letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) urging the inclusion of military service criteria in certified electronic health records (EHRs). The letter responds to a request for comment on 2017 EHR Certification Criteria in a Feb. 26 notice of proposed rulemaking. Comments are due to ONC no later than 5 p.m. on April 28.
The AAMC April 16 submitted comments on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) draft report on sociodemographic status factors and risk adjustment. A key recommendation would change NQF’s policy to allow sociodemographic status to be a factor in the risk-adjustment methodology for certain accountability measures. The draft report was produced by an NQF expert panel, which included AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer, Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.
Preserving GME Funding
Cutting the deficit is important, but cutting physician training at a time when our nation faces a critical shortage of doctors would threaten the health of all Americans.
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