HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, announced $3B in funding to hospitals serving vulnerable populations on thin margins and $1B to specialty rural hospitals, certain Medicare designated urban hospitals, and hospitals in small metropolitan areas.Read More
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded more than $21 million to support health centers’ COVID-19 response efforts. The majority of this investment—$17 million—supports 78 Health Center Program look-alikes with funding to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results.
By Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams MD, MPH – As healthcare providers, we swear an oath at medical school graduation that guides us through our careers. Whether on the job or walking down the street, we carry this promise, to our patients, communities, and society as a whole.
The OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.
HHS announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.
New innovations in technology promote patient access and could make no-cost health data exchange a reality for millions. HSS proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
By Eric D. Hargan – Meeting the challenge posed by non-communicable diseases will require collaboration across public and private sectors, leveraging the strengths of each.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment.