HHS Releases Final Title X Rule Detailing Family Planning Grant Program

23. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued the final rule to revise the regulations governing the Title X family planning program, which focuses on serving low-income Americans. The final rule ensures compliance with statutory program integrity provisions governing the program and, in particular, the statutory prohibition on funding programs where abortion ...

New HHS-Sponsored Research Provides New Tool and Updated Guidance on Mass Chemical Decontamination

22. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
More than a million first responders and emergency managers in the United States now have a science-based chemical decontamination decision tool and updated guidance on how best to decontaminate a massive number of people after chemical exposure. The decision-support tool and guidance, as well as the scientific studies on which they are based, were completed ...

HHS launches innovative payment model with new treatment and transport options to more appropriately and effectively meet beneficiaries’ emergency needs

15. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center), which tests innovative payment and service delivery models to lower costs and improve the quality of care, announced a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that aims to allow Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries to receive the ...

OCR Resolves Disability Complaint of Individual Who Was Denied the Opportunity for Heart Transplant List Placement

13. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Monday, February 11, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has successfully resolved a complaint against the University of North Carolina Health Care system (UNC Health Care) alleging that it unlawfully denied an individual the opportunity to be placed on the United Network ...