By a vote of 51-0, the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved the 21st Century Cures Act bill, including health information technology provisions potentially impacting electronic health records interoperability, regulation of software as medical devices, and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine.
Ive been on the committee for 28 years and I dont think weve had a major bill that didnt have somebodyusually me when we were in the minoritythat voted no. That is an amazing accomplishment, said Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), the senior Republican and chairman emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This will change America. It will change the worldfor the better. This bill will become law and it will last for decades.
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