HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Specialty and Patient Groups Regarding Drug Pricing

17. August 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives of specialty-physician and patient groups to discuss the Trump Administration’s efforts to offer new tools for Medicare Advantage plans to negotiate lower drug prices for patients. The groups included the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, the American College of Rheumatology, the ...

HHS awards $125 million to support community health center quality improvement

16. August 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and ...

Readout of Secretary Azar’s ALEC Speech and Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Roundtable

10. August 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar delivered remarks at the 45th American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. His remarks focused on the Trump Administration’s commitment to working with and challenging states to improve healthcare. Here is a key excerpt from his speech: “From administering Medicaid programs to providing ...

Trump Administration Gives Medicare New Tools to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Patients

08. August 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, delivering on proposals in President Trump’s American Patients First blueprint, HHS announced that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to use tools employed by private-sector insurers to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for patients. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “President Trump promised better Medicare negotiation and lower drug prices for the ...

Federal Commission on School Safety's Second Field Visit Explores Behavioral Health Integration in Schools

26. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) held its second field visit at Adams-Friendship Middle School in Adams County, Wisconsin. The field visit focused on Wisconsin’s mental health framework, which enables local school districts to provide integrated behavioral health best practices to students. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, ...

HHS’s Brett Giroir and USAID’s Alma Golden in the New York Post: “No, Trump administration doesn’t question the importance of breastfeeding”

22. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
NYPost.com As pediatricians, US representatives at this year’s World Health Assembly in Geneva and supporters of breastfeeding throughout our professional careers, we were shocked to read recent headlines, in the New York Times and elsewhere, claiming that the Trump administration has somehow called into question the importance of breastfeeding for infants. The administration fully endorses ...