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HHS settles cybersecurity investigation with Montefiore Medical Center

February 7, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The settlement comes as regulators have been sounding the alarm about cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. More than 134 million people were affected by large breaches reported to the OCR last year, compared with just 55 million in 2022, according […]


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HHS Urges Continuous Staff Cyber Training

January 16, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

In a groundbreaking development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reached a settlement with Lafourche Medical Group, a Louisiana-based medical facility, following a phishing cyberattack that compromised the electronic protected health information of nearly 35,000 patients. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

HHS Finalizes Rule to Advance Health IT Interoperability and Algorithm Transparency

December 18, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized its Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) rule. This follows […]


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HHS Releases New Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategy

December 11, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) released a concept paper that outlines the Department’s cybersecurity strategy for the health care sector. The concept paper builds on the National Cybersecurity Strategy that President Biden released last year, […]


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Health and Human Services Department awards clinics treating long COVID patients $45 million

September 20, 2023

Via: Fox News

The U.S. government is awarding $45 million in grants to help clinics treating long COVID develop new models of care and expand access, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday. Nine clinics will receive $1 million […]


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HHS pledges more than $100M to grow nursing workforce

August 10, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The initiative announced today is part of an ongoing effort to grow the nursing workforce and should be considered a starting point in The HHS and Biden administration’s commitment to developing the country’s health workforce, according to Johnson. Some of […]


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Talent Tuesday: New HHS Initiative Aims to Strengthen Nation’s Health Workforce

July 25, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) Secretary Xavier Becerra highlighted the recently launched HHS Health Workforce Initiative during an event at Lincoln-West School of Science and Health, a public high school in Cleveland, Ohio, which prepares […]


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Home health industry group sues CMS, HHS over payment cuts

July 7, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

In 2018, Congress directed regulators to change how Medicare pays for home health services, shifting away from reimbursing for the number of therapy sessions and focusing instead on the complexity of care provided. Regulators also calculated a new 30-day episode […]


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HHS offers aid amid Medicaid redetermination coverage losses

June 13, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

More than a million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid so far, according to KFF. Some states are reporting high numbers of procedural enrollments, where beneficiaries are removed from coverage because they didn’t complete the renewal process. “Nobody who is […]


Innovation, Med Tech

HHS issues advisory on Clop data breach threat

February 27, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The threat by Clop, a ransomware group that has been active since February 2019, shows how vulnerable personal health information is to cyberattacks. More than 289 hospitals may have been impacted by ransomware attacks in 2022, according to the HHS. […]


Regulatory

HHS readies for PHE wind down, end of pandemic flexibilities

February 10, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

A number of pandemic-era policies tied to the federal public health emergency will soon expire on May 11, affecting providers, payers and others in the industry that have relied on some of those flexibilities over the past few years. Waivers […]


Regulatory

Court rules for drugmakers over HHS in 340B fight over contract pharmacies

January 31, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Providers and drug manufacturers have been at odds for years over the 340B drug discount program, which requires pharmaceutical companies to give discounts on outpatient drugs for providers serving low-income communities. Such providers usually have narrower margins, meaning the drug […]


Regulatory

Biden admin moves to undo moral opt-out to ACA contraceptive mandate

January 30, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Monday’s proposal is the latest of President Joe Biden’s efforts to expand access to reproductive healthcare, a particular focus for the White House in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Last August, […]


Regulatory

Hospitals disappointed with court ruling placing HHS in charge of 340B repayment

January 11, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

A federal court has ruled it’s up to the HHS to determine how to repay hospitals enrolled in the 340B drug discount program after years of underpayments, sparking concern from hospital groups. The court’s ruling on Tuesday is the latest […]


Regulatory

Foundational Federal Laws Applicable to Mobile Health Technology

January 4, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

As you design, market, and distribute a mobile health (mHealth) app that your customers will use to collect, share, use, or maintain individuals’ health information, it is likely you have questions about what U.S. federal laws apply. You may also […]


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HHS releases ownership data on nation’s hospitals

December 21, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The HHS publicly released the ownership data for more than 7,000 U.S. hospitals for the first time on Tuesday. The information will be a one-stop-shop for up-to-date hospital ownership for researchers, reporters and the broader public, as many hospitals across […]


Regulatory

Texas federal judge rules against HHS program allowing teens confidential birth control

December 21, 2022

Via: Fox News

A federal court ruling Tuesday could make it nearly impossible for Texas teens to access birth control without parental permission. US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that Title X, the federal program that provides free, confidential contraception to anyone regardless […]


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Early Holiday Gifts from HHS

December 20, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Gifting for the holiday season was kicked off early by the Department of Health and Human Services with some developments that should be welcome. The releases are part of an ongoing effort to improve understanding and alignment in healthcare. Further, […]


Regulatory

HHS OCR Issues HIPAA Requirements Bulletin

December 14, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) (@HHSOCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a bulletin to highlight the obligations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) on covered entities and business associates (regulated […]


Innovation, Med Tech

HHS examines automation’s role in healthcare cybersecurity

December 13, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Cyberattacks on healthcare providers are increasing in complexity and impact as they continue to rise in number. CommonSpirit Health this week disclosed that a ransomware attack first reported in early October exposed the personal information of more than 623,000 people. […]