The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems.
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued final rules concerning standards related to the arbitration process implementing the No Surprises Act, a bipartisan law to protect consumers against surprise medical bills.
The Biden–Harris Administration is committed to helping people across America affected by Long COVID. In April, President Joe Biden issued a Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19, which called for the creation of two reports.
HHS announced that Secretary Xavier Becerra has elevated the existing Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response from a staff division to an operating division, taking on the new name of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.
The HHS announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)(Section 1557) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities.
HRSA announced over $155 million in awards for 72 teaching health centers that operate primary care medical and dental residency programs that include high need specialties such as psychiatry, as part of President Biden’s Unity Agenda to address the nation’s mental health crisis.
The Biden Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced a new model aimed at improving cancer care for Medicare patients and lowering health care costs.
The HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, announced the launch of the Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge, a national competition with a total of $1 million in cash prizes to encourage innovation through technical assistance to health centers.
The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is announcing its first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation Challenge.