Policy

Kit Cooper, PMP, LSSS,
SSGB, Project Manager

Lantana Comments - December 12-13, 2018

NCVHS Predictability Roadmap

Liora Alschuler was invited to testify and submitted these comments for the December hearing, with added comments provided in response to the hearing. You can download our comments below and access the meeting agenda and all comments here.

Lantana Comment Letter - July 31, 2017

ONC Measurement Framework

Lantana submitted comments on July 31, 2017 in response to the questions ONC presented at the end of the proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework.

Lantana Comment Letter - June 30, 2017

NQF Measurement Framework

Lantana submitted comments on June 30, 2017 in response to the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) request for comments on the Measurement Framework to Assess Nationwide Progress Related to Interoperable Health Information Exchange to Support the National Quality Strategy.

Lantana Comment Letter - March 18, 2016

Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

Lantana submitted comments on the Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory issued by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Lantana's feedback offers general recommendations and specific feedback on adopting existing and emerging standards, clinical and technical review processes, care plans, clinical decision support, public health reporting, quality reporting and privacy and security.

Lantana Comment Letter - February 16, 2016

NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Hearing

Lantana submitted comments following testimony provided on February 16, 2016, to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Subcommittee on Standards, Hearing on HIPAA and ACA Administrative Simplification — Phase IV Operating Rules and Attachment Standard — specifically, to Part 2 on Attachments.

Lantana Comment Letter - December 31, 2015

Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs (80 FR 81824, “December 31, 2015 RFI”)

Lantana provided comments in response to the RFI distributed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), titled Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs. Specifically, our feedback addresses frequency, minimum requirements, and testing for CQM certification.

Lantana Comment Letter - October 30, 2015

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models (80 FR 59102, “the October 1 RFI”)

Lantana submitted comments in response to the Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models. Our comments focus on those areas of particular relevance to our expertise with Health Level Seven (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA), Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA), and the National Quality Forum Quality Data Model.

Lantana Comment Letter - October 30, 2015

Draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2016 Advisory).

Lantana reviewed and provided comments on the draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2016 Advisory). Our feedback addresses “Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration”.

Position Statement - Adopted August 1, 2014

FHIR CDA Position Statement & Roadmap

This position statement addresses the relationship between HL7’s Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) product line and the Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) product line. It was prepared jointly by Lantana Consulting Group—a recognized leader in the CDA community—and Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections, the FHIR project lead. This statement is not official policy. It is our hope that it will stimulate discussion and possibly guide policy makers, architects, and implementers as well as standards developers.

Virtual Hearing - December 12, 2013

Lantana Testimony: Health IT Policy Committee Certification and Adoption Workgroup

Lantana Consulting Group testified before the Health IT Policy Committee’s Certification and Adoption Workgroup on December 12, 2013. The virtual hearing included testimony from a wide range of subject matter experts. Lantana’s testimony suggested leveraging the Meaningful Use (MU) program to improve long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) health information technology (HIT) capabilities and patient-centered care. Lantana offered tactics for leveraging Stage 2 requirements while moving toward Stage 3 objectives.

Lantana Comment Letter - April 22, 2013

Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange RFI

Lantana Consulting Group submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) request for comment on Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange. Comments focus on those areas of particular relevance to Lantana’s expertise with Health Level Seven (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), quality reporting standards, and Long-term and Post-acute Care (LTPAC) interoperability requirements.

Lantana Comment Letter - January 14, 2013

Meaningful Use Stage 3

Lantana Consulting Group submitted comments to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee's request for comment on Meaningful Use Stage 3 objectives, measures, and quality measures. Comments focus on those areas of particular relevance to Lantana's expertise in quality measure retooling.

Lantana Comment Letter - July 16, 2012

National Quality Forum Quality Data Model Update, Released June 2012

Lantana Consulting Group submitted comments to the National Quality Forum (NQF) in response to the June 2012 release of the Quality Data Model (QDM) Version 2.0.  The QDM is an "information model" that defines concepts used in quality measures and clinical care and is intended to enable automation of electronic health record use.  Comments focus on those areas of particular relevance to Lantana's expertise in quality measure retooling.

Lantana Comment Letter - May 7, 2012

HIT, Implementation Specification and Certification Criteria: 2014 Edition EHR Standards and Certification Criteria Proposed Rule

Lantana Consulting Group submitted comments on the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the 2014 Edition EHR Standards and Certification Criteria Proposed Rule as published in the March 7, 2012 Federal Register [77 FR 13832]. Comments focus on those areas of particular relevance to Lantana's HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (Consolidated CDA, Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)) and National Quality Forum Quality Data Model expertise.