Representatives Bill Foster (IL) and Mike Kelly (PA) introduced a bipartisan amendment this week that strikes section 510 from the Labor-HHS Education Appropriations which currently prohibits the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier.

The amendment will likely come to the House floor for a vote tomorrow and we need your help. We are asking AHIMA members to contact their U.S. Representative today and tomorrow asking them to support the Foster-Kelly Amendment #3 to HR 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020. AHIMA’s Advocacy Action Center has everything you need to email your U.S. Representative.

Here is the direct link to the engagement: http://cqrcengage.com/ahima/app/write-a-letter?4&engagementId=500467 Please feel free share this link via email, social media, etc. both far and wide.