Inside CHIME: Calling All CHIME Members – Do You Have a Passion for a Specific Policy Issue?

Inside CHIME - header 5.11.17 by Leslie Krigstein – VP of Congressional Affairs, CHIME & Mari Savickis – VP of Federal Affairs, CHIME

There’s never a shortage of opinions circulating in Washington, DC on issues of all shapes and sizes. The CHIME Public Policy Team is requesting your help and involvement to add to the chorus of opinions on health IT policy issues.

Are you looking for an opportunity to engage in CHIME’s public policy activities, but don’t have the time to make a lengthy commitment? This is a great opportunity for you.

According to the year-end membership survey, the top policy priorities, as indicated, by you, the CHIME membership, were: cybersecurity, interoperability, patient identification, the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act, telehealth, quality measurement/ alternative payment models and the Meaningful Use Program.

Legislation and regulations often include policy proposals on these topics, many of which will continue to be priorities for both Congress and the Administration. The CHIME Public Policy Team is seeking your insight on these policy issues. We’d like to establish ad-hoc workgroups on each topic that can gather as needed, likely monthly, to weigh-in on various policy proposals that are on our radar and evaluate what CHIME’s role in the conversation should be.

We’d welcome your expertise on whether we should support particular bills or request changes in rules. Can you help us gain a better understanding of how current policies impact you and discuss how we can advocate to change them?

If you have questions about the workgroups or have suggestions for other topics you’d like to see CHIME advocate for, email the Public Policy Team. The CHIME Public Policy Team is always willing to assist you and your organization digest policy changes, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

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