Non-conforming certified EHR product list now available; AHRQ to fund research on patient-reported outcomes;

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> The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) has been upgraded so that health IT stakeholders now can see the surveillance results of products found not in compliance with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's certification program, according to a recent post to the agency's Health IT Buzz blog. Blog post

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans on funding research regarding patient reported outcomes. In a special emphasis notice, it announced that it will support research on how health IT can facilitate the collection and use of patient reported outcomes and patient contextual data to improve quality and outcomes in primary care and other ambulatory settings. Notice

> ONC has published the full agenda for its annual meeting, which will be held May 31 through June 2 in the District of Columbia. The schedule includes a fireside chat between former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo. Agenda

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> Fifty-one U.S. Senators have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to closely consider its payment rules for outpatient centers operated by hospitals off their campuses. Both the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals have heavily lobbied Congress in regards to site-neutral payments. Article  

> The cost of a single opioid overdose is significant for both the healthcare system and the patientCosts include expensive ancillary services such as ambulance rides, the administration of drugs and inpatient drug treatment programs after a clinical recovery. Article  

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> A shift in how antitrust officials examine the anticompetitive effects of mergers could add to the mounting challenges faced by the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna deals. Article

> With just 10 percent of health insurance premiums going to health plans, blaming insurance companies for rising rates makes little sense. Article

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