News Feeds

US Department of Health and Human Services News

  • Surgeon General releases advisory on E-cigarette epidemic among youth
    U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams issued an advisory today stressing the importance of protecting children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. E-cigarette use among youth has skyrocketed in the past year at a rate of...
  • Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services on Texas v. Azar
    “The recent U.S. District Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act is not an injunction that halts the enforcement of the law and not a final judgment. Therefore, HHS will continue administering and enforcing all aspects of the ACA as it had before the court issued its decision. This decision...
  • HHS seeks public input on improving care coordination and reducing the regulatory burdens of the HIPAA Rules
     Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, especially the HIPAA Privacy Rule, could be modified to further the HHS Secretary’s...
  • Colorado hospital failed to terminate former employee’s access to electronic protected health information
    Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has agreed to pay $111,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security...
  • HHS Announces CHPL Data Challenge Winners
    The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge. Winning submissions to the challenge all showed how the CHPL data could be used and applied across the healthcare industry...

The Kaiser Foundation

NYS Department of Health

Healthcare Finance News