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 ...

HHS Secretary Azar Directs FDA to Establish Working Group on Drug Importation to Address Price Spikes

20. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump administration’s efforts to lower drug prices and put American patients first, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requested today that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb establish a working group to examine how to safely import prescription drugs from other countries in the event of a dramatic price increase for a ...

The Trump Administration Plan for Reunifying Children

19. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Trump Administration Plan for Reunifying Children
Below is a summary of the reunification process that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice (DOJ) are implementing for eligible children over 5 years of age who may have been separated from their parents. This document is intended to educate the public about the detailed interdepartmental reunification plan ...