April 1, 2021: MGMA and other leading health organizations advocate for appropriate patient ID solution

Advocacy Letter - April 5, 2021

Health Information Technology

An identical letter was also sent to the House of Representatives.
 
April 1, 2021
 
The Honorable Patrick Leahy, Chairman
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Room S-146A, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
 
The Honorable Richard Shelby, Vice Chairman
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Room S-128, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
 
The Honorable Patty Murray, Chairwoman
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Services
Senate Committee on Appropriations
156 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
The Honorable Roy Blunt, Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Appropriations
131 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, Chairwoman Murray, and Ranking Member Blunt,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to reject the inclusion of outdated rider language in Section 510 of the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill that prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national unique health identifier standard.

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