Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

By Mary Mosquera 12:37 pm January 21, 2013
Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season.
By Tom Sullivan 04:35 pm January 18, 2013
The final rule is no longer about proving harm. Instead it places burden on covered entities to prove that improperly disclosed information has not been compromised.
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By Tom Sullivan 02:48 pm January 18, 2013
The most eagerly awaited -- if not anxiety-laden -- set of regulations in the healthcare spectrum arrived January 17: HHS issued modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules. The man charged with enforcing the rules said they represent "sweeping changes."
By Bernie Monegain 03:29 pm January 17, 2013
"In addition to being a law enforcement challenge, gun violence is also a serious public health issue that affects thousands of individuals, families and communities across the nation," President Barack Obama wrote in his memorandum to the Centers for Disease Control Jan. 16, when he charged the agency with conducting research into the matter.
By Mike Miliard 08:57 pm January 14, 2013
The American Medical Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives have both submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator, laying out their concerns about -- and suggestions for -- Stage 3 meaningful use.
By Erin McCann 03:53 pm January 03, 2013
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed, would expand telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid programs has garnered the support of The American Telemedicine Association.
By Erin McCann 08:11 pm January 02, 2013
In what's been billed as the first HIPAA breach settlement involving fewer than 500 patients, Hospice of North Idaho will pay the Department of Health and Human Services $50,000 to settle potential HIPAA violations stemming from a 2010 incident, HHS officials announced Wednesday.
By Bernie Monegain 03:38 pm January 02, 2013
Employers who ignore or are only partially compliant with healthcare privacy issues could face greater government scrutiny and fines, says Philadelphia attorney Christopher Ezold.
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 am January 01, 2013
As healthcare CIOs across the country consider the year ahead, they seem optimistic that 2013 will end with significant progress on many fronts - putting the patient at the center of care, making the switch to ICD-10 smoothly, achieving interoperability, finding clarity - and world peace.
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By Mary Mosquera 05:00 am January 01, 2013
The continuing saga around the deadline delay for states to decide whether they'll establish their own health insurance exchanges doesn't change the final upshot: All states are anticipated to have an online insurance marketplace, one way or another. The delays may also make a federal/state partnership model for the exchange more palatable and a...

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