CMS approves Michigan plan to abate lead hazards from Flint and other impacted areas in the state with federal support

15. November 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a Michigan State Plan Amendment (SPA) today that uses federal and state funding to expand lead abatement activities in the impacted areas of Flint and other areas in Michigan. This targeted and time-limited effort will complement other federal, state and local efforts to abate lead hazards ...

HHS announces Phase 1 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge

03. November 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Proposals designed to help consumers share their personal health data easily and securely The Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 1 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winners were selected based on their proposals for using application programming interfaces ...

HHS launches 2017 Open Enrollment, encourages Americans to shop for affordable coverage on HealthCare.gov

02. November 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
More than 85% of Marketplace consumers will qualify for tax credits; most to find plans for less than $75/month Today, HHS announced that the Health Insurance Marketplaces are open for business, and Americans can again shop for high-quality, affordable coverage on an open, transparent market. This year, most Marketplace consumers will again have plan options ...

HRSA Announces the Availability of $39 Million to Expand Fight Against Zika Virus

29. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Health Resources and Services Administration announced today the availability of $39 million for health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to expand the availability of preventive and primary health care services to meet immediate and anticipated Zika-related health care needs and enable health centers to expand services in response ...

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 ...