The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded over $79 million in construction and other capital support for 165 HRSA-funded health centers impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkut, and Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires and earthquakes…
By Rita Bowen – The OCR at the US Department of Health and Human Services recently issued guidance on how providers can contact former COVID-19 patients regarding opportunities for blood and plasma donations. Though healthcare providers can use PHI to identify and contact previous patients, specific guidelines should be followed.
By Greg Singleton – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is very excited to announce the launch of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) website. The HC3 website is the next step in milestone on our mission to support the defense of the healthcare and public health sector’s information technology infrastructure…
HHS To Begin Distributing $10 Billion in Additional Funding to Hospitals in High Impact COVID-19 Areas
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding to hospitals.
Senate HELP Committee Hearing – COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will hold a hearing on the federal government’s ongoing response to COVID-19.
By Lance Robertson – Even under the best of circumstances, caregiving can be challenging. For many family caregivers, the routine tasks they perform on behalf of their loved ones are more complex because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced nearly $107 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,273 health centers across nearly all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia.
By Garrett Grigsby & Robert P. Kadlec MD – The very word ‘pandemic’ conjures images of global disease and death. Educational campaigns highlighting the centennial of the 1918 Influenza pandemic are a jarring reminder that more than 50 million people died due to…
By Keith Boone – I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets recently complaining about misuse of HIPAA (about a half-dozen). Mostly from people who know better than doctors what the regulations and legislation actually says.