Statement by HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan on Unaccompanied Alien Children Facilities

18. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Statement by HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan on Unaccompanied Alien Children Facilities
Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Congressional tours of the Unaccompanied Alien Children facilities: “We look forward to having several members of Congress tour HHS – funded Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) facilities in Texas and California today and tomorrow. Congress gave HHS the responsibility to care ...

SAMHSA announces $930 million funding opportunity to combat the opioid crisis

16. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is now accepting applications for $930 million in State Opioid Response Grants. SAMHSA will distribute funds to states and territories in support of their ongoing efforts to provide prevention, treatment and recovery support services to ...

HHS makes $350 million available to fight the opioid crisis in community health centers nationwide

16. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $350 million in new funding to expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services at community health centers across the nation.  These funds will support health centers in implementing and advancing evidence-based strategies, including expanded medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services, and ...

HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Health Insurance Leaders

16. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, June 14, Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives from America’s Health Insurance Plans and a number of health insurance companies. Secretary Azar shared the Trump Administration’s agenda for a future of health insurance, based on promoting competition and placing the patient at the center. He also discussed ways to help the nearly 28 ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises FDA Approval of Generic Drugs for Treating Opioid Dependence

15. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of generic versions of Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid dependence: “Medication-assisted treatment is a vital element of the Trump Administration’s work to combat the opioid crisis. We know it is effective, and we know more Americans need access ...

HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Kidney Disease and Rare Disease Advocates

15. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives from Kidney Care Partners, an umbrella organization representing kidney-disease nonprofits and companies, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders. With Kidney Care Partners, Secretary Azar shared the Trump Administration’s interest in continuing to improve the quality of kidney-disease care provided in the United States, including through payment ...