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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

New report calls for effort to reduce negative attitudes toward people with disorders

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

Health 2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

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

Exchanges and population health management

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 […]

Buprenorphine: A Key Ingredient in the Fight to Solve America's Pain Crisis

"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

Ways and Means Committee Members Subpoena HHS for Unlawful Payments

Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Fred Upton’s (R-MI) “good faith” attempts to obtain information about the Health and Human Services' unlawful...

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