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  • Statement by HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan on Unaccompanied Alien Children Facilities
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    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...
  • SAMHSA announces $930 million funding opportunity to combat the opioid crisis
    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...
  • HHS makes $350 million available to fight the opioid crisis in community health centers nationwide
    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...
  • HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Health Insurance Leaders
    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...
  • HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Kidney Disease and Rare Disease Advocates
    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...

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  • Medicaid expansion: what the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment reveals
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    Harvard economist Katherine Baicker discusses the complex question of Medicaid expansion at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum....
  • Rebecca Kaul on why innovation matters
    Hear from Rebecca Kaul, Chief Innovation Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, as she explains how prioritizing innovation is critical to long-term success....
  • Six Sigma as a "change agent" in healthcare
    Hear from Shields Health Care Group CIO Chuck Spurr as he discusses how to securely handle the challenges around information flowing across multiple systems....
  • April York on redefining the human element for a 'revenue cycle revolution'
    When patients are given multiple options to satisfy their financial obligations, the ability to pay their bill becomes more manageable....
  • Boehner: Republicans will "never ever agree" on ACA replacement
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    Stephen Lieber interviews John Boehner and Ed Rendell at HIMSS17 as they remark on the political fate of Obamacare. Boehner offers his perspective on the uncertain future of the law's provisions under the new Trump administration....