HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models to Reward Better Care at Lower Cost

21. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Bundled payments for cardiac and orthopedic care, small-practice Accountable Care Organization opportunities to continue health care system’s shift toward value Today, the Department of Health & Human Services finalized new Medicare alternative payment models that continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. These new approaches will shift Medicare payments from ...

Department of Health and Human Services awards over $50 Million for new health center sites

16. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $50 million in funding for 75 health centers in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the Federated State of Micronesia. “We expect this competitive New Access Point funding to provide health care to more than 240,000 additional patients, ” said Dr. Mary Wakefield,  Acting Deputy ...

HHS Issues Final Regulation to Increase Access to Affordable Family Planning and Preventive Services

15. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule to clarify the regulations for family planning services under Title X of the Public Health Service Act and protect access to family planning services. Title X is the only federal program focused solely on providing family planning and related preventive services. “This ...

HHS showcases industry progress in bringing interoperable medication lists to consumers

14. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
New challenge also announced to create tool to generate user-friendly “snapshot” of model privacy practices for digital health products The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, as well as patient and consumer advocates, coordinated a live ...

New Report Details Impact of the Affordable Care Act

14. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Millions of Americans have gained coverage, and millions more have had their coverage substantially improved Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of national and state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans in the last six years. The uninsured rate has fallen to the ...

HHS Awards $40 Million in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Fight Zika

09. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $39 million in funding to 23 health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands and $1 million to two Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to help combat the Zika virus. The health center awardees will use this funding over a three-year ...