Need your help today
Your THIMA Delegates are asking for your help as we support national efforts to ensure Patient Identification and Matching standards.
We need you to ask your Representative to sign onto two Dear Colleague letters from Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) urging Congress to repeal Section 510 from the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Labor-HHS appropriations bill, and to direct $7 million of funds appropriated to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) be used for patient matching standards.
For three years, the House has repealed Section 510 from the Labor-HHS appropriations bill, and last year the Senate draft Labor-HHS bill also removed Section 510 from their bills, though final negotiations saw the ban reinserted into the final FY22 budget. Section 510 has been a barrier to moving forward a national strategy on patient identification, and this is the year we must ensure its repeal.
Please join us as we strive to provide quality health information for patients and healthcare providers!
You can send the request to your representative very quickly.