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Pay attention #digitalhealth folks, there is a cornucopia from now to 12/31 of opportunities to tell #legislators and #policymakers about the barriers we face. @amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth

Here they are, by due date 1/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth First up. House Cmte on Ways and Means RFI on rural health. #Digitalhealth has great promise to bring #healthcare to where the people are, assuming #broadband keeps up. How do we do that? How do we pay for it? DEADLINE 11/29/19. Here is the RFI: waysandmeans.house.gov/rural-and-unde…. 2/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth Next @RepFredUpton and @RepDianaDeGette RFI on what 21st C. Cures v.2 looks like. It asks about
--reimbursement for #digitalhealth
--technology that includes #caregivers.
You gotta provide input: its as if this one was written for us. upton.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… Due 12/16/19. 3/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette Due third is @HHSGov #PreventionX, RFI on re-thinking preventive care through tech & data. Again, seeking your input. If you love what @HHSCTOOffice & @MonaSiddiquiMD are doing, you will provide some input. Evidence needed to advance!hhs.gov/cto/initiative… Due 12/20/19 5/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD Fourth but not last are the @OIGatHHS and @CMSGov twin proposed rules to advance value based care. Sorry, I need more than one tweet to cover. Deadline: 12/31/19 6/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov The #OIG #NPRM has a whole section of Qs about #digitalhealth (aka #health #technology companies). If we don't answer, skeptics and incumbents will answer for us. See page 55705 of govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR… 7/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov #OIG also proposes to categorically exclude any "things" that are required to be registered as #DMEPOS (durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthopedics and supplies) from being in the approved "value based arrangements." If your idea/thing would be DMEPOS, please comment 8/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov @CMSGov also has an #NPRM on the self-referral rules of #Stark (not the #GameofThrones one) that would make changes to advance #valuebased #care. If your innovation would be implicated, you should comment. Here's the CMS proposed rule: govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR… 9/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov Why comment at all?

--Because the regulations these policymaker enact WILL impact your business plans one way or another.

Because your comments help the policymakers get out of their own habits and suppositions. Think of it as evidence-based policy making. 10/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov Remember, though, comments are #public and should NOT be sales pitches. #Policymakers like
--helpful #evidence and #data
--true anecdotes and stories
--insights into ripple effects they may not have considered.
--things they can look up and verify if you say them. 11/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth @RepFredUpton @RepDianaDeGette @HHSGov @HHSCTOOffice @MonaSiddiquiMD @OIGatHHS @CMSGov #policymaker curiosity about #digitalhealth is high. We are in the second decade since #HITECH now, and we need to start tackling the next big policy questions
Don't let this chance to give your insights pass by. 12/end
CORRECTION: If you want to comment to @WaysMeansCmte on rural health, the deadline is Friday November 29. Yes it will impact your Thanksgiving but it might be worth it
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