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March 26, 2021
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces its eighteenth settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals' right to timely access of their health records at a...
March 24, 2021
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces its seventeenth settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals' right to timely access to their health records at a...
March 23, 2021
Today, President Biden announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan. This action provides new and...
March 22, 2021
“President Biden promised to bring down health care costs and that is exactly what we at the Department of Health and Human Services will do, beginning with implementation of the American Rescue Plan.” Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra released the...
March 22, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional Biden Administration appointments: "The team at HHS is working around the clock to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, expand the affordable health care, and implement President Biden's transformative American Rescue Plan –...
March 17, 2021
As part of the Biden Administration's ongoing efforts to promote health equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is investing $150 million to increase access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments for patients in vulnerable...
March 17, 2021
$10 Billion in Funding for School Screenings to Help Reopening $2.25 Billion in Screenings to Address Disparities and Advance Equity New CDC Guidance to Provide Clarity on Screening Testing Approaches Testing Ramp-Up Is Part of Biden’s Overall Effort to Increase Testing Nationwide as Vaccinations...
March 12, 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration is reducing health care costs, expanding access to coverage, and ensuring nearly everyone who buys their own individual or family health insurance through a Marketplace can receive a tax credit to reduce their premiums. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) not only provides...
March 12, 2021
HHS amends PREP Act declaration to increase COVID-19 vaccine workforce As part of President Biden’s national strategy to defeat the pandemic, and following his speech last night outlining the Administration’s next steps in the war-time effort to speed COVID-19 vaccinations, the U.S. Department of...
March 12, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of a 2018 agreement that undermined the interests of children and had a chilling effect on potential sponsors (usually a parent or close relative) from stepping...