Health Information Technology Provisions in the Recovery Act


The following is an overview of the health information technology (HIT) provisions in H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, or Recovery Act), which President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009. This document reviews potential funding sources and key decision makers for HIT at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies. This overview highlights the HIT incentive payments, which are the largest piece of HIT funding in the Recovery Act, how various provisions of the HIT provisions are to be implemented, when they are required or expected to happen, and who the key players will be in the process.

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