ADVOCACY ALERT

 

Tell Congress It’s Time to Repeal Section 510 on Patient Identification

March 24th is Patient ID Day!

 
Congress is in the midst of creating its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations bills, and we need your help to ensure we continue to keep the progress made in recent years on patient identification and matching. For nearly two decades, innovation and industry progress around patient identification and matching has been stifled due to broad interpretation of Section 510 of the Labor-HHS bill. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts, the need to lift this outdated ban is more urgent than ever.
 
As an AHIMA member, you are the voice of health information on the Hill. 
 
Now, while Congress is working to create the Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills, we are empowering you with tools you can use to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to remove this archaic ban from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Click here to email your Members of Congress now.