The efforts to keep government functions running despite Republican inaction continue. The Obama administration plans to reallocate $81 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the Zika virus, according to a letter sent Thursday by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Show More Summary
On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has named Beth Anne Killoran as its new chief information officer after serving almost six months as acting CIO. “To protect all of our IT systems — from desktops to the Personally Identifiable Information and Protected Health Information our Department works with — we need... Read More
An Independent Panel formed to review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration with state and local governments and their private-sector partners.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy let Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell know how he felt about the agency’s forcing...
The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday proposed key changes in the Medicare appeals process to help reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 cases. The measures “will help us get a leg up...
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services decided that abortion coverage in California's statewide insurance plans does not...
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published regulations revising the Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to include explicit provision for protections of LGBTQ patients.Show More Summary
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a "final rule" prohibiting discrimination in healthcare and health insurance, clarifying a policy already laid out in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gender, race, disability,...Show More Summary
The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to launch a probe into Planned...
The letters from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting the inquiry failed to redact researchers’ names and contact information despite past assurances. The post Blackburn Reveals Fetal Tissue Researchers’ Identities in Call for Federal Abortion Inquiry appeared first on Rewire.
House GOP members requested a year ago that the Department of Health and Human Services provide information into how it funds Obamacare’s Basic...
Today, HRC praised the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights for implementing a regulation that provides explicit protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping, including...Show More Summary
On Monday at the annual Health Datapalooza conference, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the launch of the “A Bill You Can Understand” challenge. Sponsored by AARP and administered by...Show More Summary
Congressional conservatives are taking a stand against the Obama administration’s abortion agenda by blocking one of the president’s Health and Human Services nominees. Until the White House investigates whether California is unlawfully forcing health insurers to cover abortions, Mary Wakefield, the deputy HHS secretary candidate, will have to wait. Show More Summary
Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE Steven J. Stack, MD Matt Longjohn, MD, MPH Mike Payne, MSc, MBA Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with...Show More Summary
Conquering EHR interoperability is high on the to-do list of many in healthcare—from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance for developers to Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) calling on large EHR vendors to pledge improved data sharing. But is all this talk about tackling interoperability just that? Where is the substance? Better yet,... Read More
Healthcare.gov and the Health and Human Service (HHS) research group ASPE just released a summary of the shopping tendencies during the 2016 Open Enrollment Period for Healthcare.gov states. There are lots of very interesting nuggets in it, but one table leaped out at me as it plays to my hobby horse of churn analysis: How […]
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." -- Lao Tzu Over the last few weeks, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the president of the United States have all separately hit the emergency button over the subject of chronic pain treatment and opioid pain killers. Show More Summary
Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Fred Upton’s (R-MI) “good faith” attempts to obtain information about the Health and Human Services' unlawful...