The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final recommendations for community water fluoridation on April 27. To summarize The HHS recommendations reinforce that optimal community water fluoridation “continues to reduce tooth decay in children and adults…
The third and final rule of the HITECH Act, the six year old law designed to create a nationwide health care IT infrastructure, has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Stage 3 rule, released
A roadmap detailing the path to reach an “interoperable health IT ecosystem” by 2024 was released by the coordinator of the government’s health information technology effort.
version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released last month emphasizes, among other things, that new information about health care delivery be shared “quickly, securely, and efficiently.”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comment on five adjustments the agency wants to make to the Shared Savings Program used by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule
on October 3, 2014, that would amend the safe harbors included in both the anti-kickback statute and the civil monetary penalty rule.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule
on Release 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) certification criteria. The new rule will take effect on October 14, 2014.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the $8.4 billion agency charged with improving access to health care for the uninsured and medically vulnerable, plans to consolidate two of its bureaus into a newly created one.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiated a new push in May to educate parents that they can enroll their children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time during the year, and that parents themselves may also be eligible for Medicaid.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her
resignation in April, shortly after the official close of the nation’s
first enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care
Act. When the federally developed online insurance marketplace
healthcare.gov first launched in October 2013, Sebelius was roundly
criticized for what she herself called “a miserably frustrating
experience” for many Americans who attempted to purchase coverage
through the exchange. Nevertheless, she was able to testify that
enrollment had hit 7.5 million, surpassing the administration’s target,
when she appeared before the Senate Finance Committee earlier last