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  • Trump Administration awards grants to states to combat opioid crisis
    Secretary Price sends letter to governors: “Through a sustained focus on people, patients, and partnerships, I am confident that together we can turn the tide on this public health crisis." Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. today announced that HHS will soon provide $485 million in grants to help...
  • HHS sponsors new Zika diagnostic test, boosting national testing capacity
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced an $8.9 million agreement with Siemens Healthineers, a Tarrytown, New York-based company to further develop a Zika virus test that could expand the nation’s testing capacity for the virus and...
  • Overlooking risks leads to breach, $400,000 settlement
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) settlement based on the lack of a security management process to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI). Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), a federally-qualified health...
  • HHS Launches Webpage Highlighting Administrative Actions to Empower Patients
    Monday, March 20, 2017 This week the Health and Human Services Department launched a new page on HHS.gov highlighting the regulatory and administrative actions the Department is taking to relieve the burden of the current healthcare law and support a patient-centered healthcare system. “We’re taking action to improve choices for patients, stabilize...
  • Secretary Price Statement on President’s Budget Blueprint
    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., released the following statement today after the release of the President’s budget blueprint. "HHS is dedicated to fulfilling our department’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the American people. This budget supports that mission and will help ensure we are delivering...

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