HHS Acting Secretary Wright declares public health emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Nate

09. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Following President Trump’s emergency declarations for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., today declared public health emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Nate made landfall in the Gulf Coast states. The declarations allow HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take ...

Federal, local efforts closely coordinated to care for Hurricane Maria survivors

07. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide response efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) personnel, territory officials and community-based organization representatives today launched an effort to visit elder care facilities in each of the 78 municipalities throughout ...

Trump Administration Issues Rules Protecting the Conscience Rights of All Americans

07. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor are announcing two companion interim final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to paying for health insurance that covers contraceptive/abortifacient services. Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans are required to cover “preventive services,” a term defined through regulation. Under ...

Assistant Secretary McCance-Katz Meets with Innovators to Discuss Solutions to Opioid Crisis

07. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz on behalf of Acting Secretary Don Wright, M.D., MPH, hosted a listening session at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with innovators from the pain and addiction treatment space to discuss how the Trump Administration and HHS can better address ...

Eric Hargan Sworn In as HHS Deputy Secretary

06. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Don Wright, M.D. issued the following statement after Eric Hargan was sworn in as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: “Eric Hargan brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and leadership experience to HHS. His commitment to public service and vast experience in the healthcare field ...

HHS activa sistema de asistencia para residentes de Puerto Rico sin seguro que necesitan medicamentos

06. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Como parte de la respuesta de todos los estratos del gobierno del Presidente Trump ante el huracán María, el Secretario Adjunto de Preparación y Respuesta (ASPR, en inglés) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos activó su Programa de asistencia para medicamentos en casos de emergencia (EPAP, en inglés) para que ...

HHS activates aid for uninsured Puerto Rico residents needing medicine

06. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide response to Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) activated its Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) for Puerto Rico to give residents access to the critical prescription medications they need. The program pays for prescription ...

HHS broadens support to shore up health care facilities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

03. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
To further aid health care facilities in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has implemented a three-tiered strategy as part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing relief efforts. “The Surgeon General and I met today with Puerto Rico Health Secretary Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Mercado ...

HHS augments medical care at hospitals in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria

01. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services medical staff today will assist two more partially operational medical facilities and a shelter in Puerto Rico as part of the Trump administration’s relief efforts for the U.S. territories impacted by Hurricane Maria. Last night, HHS began providing assistance at four medical facilities. These sites are in addition ...