Sirona Strategies’ Krista Drobac Quoted in Politico

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By Darius Tahir | 02/07/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) CR CONTAINS A LOT OF HELP FOR HEALTH IT: The House has passed a bill to keep the government running through March 23. If the latest congressional kicking of the can doesn’t have you that excited, perhaps… Read more »

Azar Could Be a Telemedicine Champion

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AZAR COULD BE A TELEMEDICINE CHAMPION: At least one advocacy group thinks the former Eli Lilly executive now heading the health department will advance virtual care. Alex Azar — whose swearing-in ceremony was peppered with insistence from the president that he would lower drug prices — told lawmakers during his confirmation process that he supported… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – May 22, 2017

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Wednesday, May 24 Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, “Markup: Pending Legislation.” Hearing to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094). House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, “U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges.” House Budget Committee,… Read more »

“Telemedicine was never envisioned as part of ACA repeal…”

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Telemedicine advocates will continue to push for more Medicare payment. “Telemedicine was never envisioned as part of ACA repeal,” said Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care. “It is a bipartisan issue that is a natural place to go to next.”

Price looked out for doctors in health IT work

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If Congress passes the 21st Century Cures Act soon, Price, as HHS chief, would be responsible for implementing the bill’s interoperability and anti-data blocking mandates, noted Kristen Ratcliff McGovern, a lobbyist with Sirona Strategies. Read Article