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HHS takes steps to provide more information about clinical trials to the public

In an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule that specifies requirements for registering certain clinical trials and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov.

HHS Awards Over $87M for Health IT Enhancements to Health Centers

On Thursday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced it has awarded more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers nationwide to support health IT enhancements to accelerate health centers’ transition to value-based models of care. Show More Summary

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Joins Solera Health Advisory Board

21st Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has been appointed by  Solera Health, an integrator of chronic disease prevention and management solutions to its advisory board. From 2009 -2014, Ms. Sebelius served...Show More Summary

Obama Admin Proposal Would Nullify Pro-Life State Laws That Defund Planned Parenthood

The Obama administration is slapping down every state that has acted on the idea that the federal Title X reproductive healthcare program was NOT created to bankroll Planned Parenthood. A proposed new Health & Human Services(HHS) rule announced last week would nullify state eligibility thresholds (such as Kansas has) that prioritizes Title X grants to […]

HHS Secretary: The Good News About ObamaCare

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell: It's become a yearly ritual: As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to settle into place, inevitable growing pains get portrayed by critics as doom for health reform. This year, we're seeing it again.... Show More Summary

HHS reallocates funds to fight Zika, warns further Republican stalling will delay vaccine efforts

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

HHS Appoints Beth Anne Killoran New CIO

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

U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds

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 Conservatives Seek Accountability from HHS Over California Abortion Mandate

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy let Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell know how he felt about the agency’s forcing...

HHS Proposes To Streamline Medicare Appeals Process

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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...

McCarthy ‘Bewildered’ by HHS Abortion Mandate in California

On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services decided that abortion coverage in California's statewide insurance plans does not...

HHS Revises Policy to Include Explicit Provision for Protections of LGBTQ Patients

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

Should Women Pay More For Healthcare Services?

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

House Panel Demands HHS Investigate Planned Parenthood For Violating Federal Law, 'Betraying Women's Trust'

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to launch a probe into Planned...

Blackburn Reveals Fetal Tissue Researchers’ Identities in Call for Federal Abortion Inquiry

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.

HHS Responds to Subpoena of Obamacare Program With One Heavily Edited Document

House GOP members requested a year ago that the Department of Health and Human Services provide information into how it funds Obamacare’s Basic...

HHS Implements Critical New Regulation to Protect LGBT People From Discrimination in Healthcare

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

HHS, AARP Launch “A Bill You Can Understand” Challenge

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

GOP Blocks HHS Nominee Because Obama Won’t Stop California Forcing Churches to Fund Abortions

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

Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

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

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