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Senate Committee Approves EHR Legislation for ASCs

Monday, June 29, 2015  
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June 25, ASCA Government Affairs Update


On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee considered and passed the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015 (S. 1347). This bill, introduced by US Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Michael Bennett (D-CO), protects physicians who practice in an ASC from potential penalties under the Medicare meaningful use program until a certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is available for the ASC setting.


Approval of the Senate committee was necessary for the continued movement of this legislation, which was passed by the full US House of Representatives last week. The bill will now move on for further consideration by the Senate. ASCA will continue to work with congressional supporters in the House and Senate on continued progress towards this legislation being signed in to law.

For more information, contact Heather Ashby at


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