HHS collaborates with innovative companies to encourage Marketplace enrollment

27. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Outreach will boost effort to reach more Americans than ever starting November 1st WASHINGTON – Ahead of the fourth Open Enrollment period, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced a commitment from seventeen companies to support enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. These companies will connect freelance professionals, entrepreneurs, and customers with ...

HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

21. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care that provides lifesaving HIV health care, support services, and essential medications to ...

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

20. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during ...

HHS and DOJ issue joint guidance for child welfare systems

20. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) today issued a joint guidance letter to state and local child welfare systems on the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations. The guidance aims to ensure that child welfare systems know about their responsibilities ...

$294 Million in Primary Care Workforce Awards Help Expand Access to Primary Care

19. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $294 million in awards to primary care clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and NURSE Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs. This funding helps to increase access to primary health care services in the communities that need it most. ...

$2.14 million HIPAA settlement underscores importance of managing security risk

19. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
St. Joseph Health (SJH) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules following the report that files containing electronic protected health information (ePHI) were publicly accessible through internet search engines from 2011 until 2012. SJH, a nonprofit integrated Catholic health care delivery ...

HHS Fact Sheet: Working to Solve the Health Care Challenges in Puerto Rico

18. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
“We are committed to continuing our work to strengthen Puerto Rico’s health care system and improve health outcomes on the island using available administrative authorities,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. “However, a true solution for the 3.5 million Americans living in Puerto Rico, including reforms to strengthen Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program, such as raising ...

HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care

15. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, which ...