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HHS Issues Latest Health Care Press Releases

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its latest press releases on health care topics, which you can read and access below.

 

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Executive Order to Protect Infants Born Alive

September 25, 2020

 

On Friday, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing HHS to ensure that American hospitals comply with their obligations under federal law to provide appropriate screening and medical treatment or transfer for infants, especially those born prematurely and/or with disabilities, and otherwise promote efforts to improve the survival of such infants.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Health Insurer Pays $6.85 Million to Settle Data Breach Affecting Over 10.4 Million People

September 25, 2020

 

Premera Blue Cross (PBC) has agreed to pay $6.85 million to the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules related to a breach affecting over 10.4 million people.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Takes Action as Part of President Trump’s Healthcare Plan

September 24, 2020

 

On Thursday, President Trump unveiled his America First health care plan, signing an executive order to deliver Americans better care, lower costs, and more choice, continuing the work that HHS has been doing under his leadership.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Administration Announces $200 million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness

September 23, 2020

 

HHS is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

 

HIPAA Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million to Settle Breach Affecting Protected Health Information of Over 6 million Individuals

September 23, 2020

 

CHSPSC LLC, (“CHSPSC”) has agreed to pay $2,300,000 to OCR and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules related to a breach affecting over six million people.  Read full news release

 

 

 

HHS Announces Health IT Awardees Focused on Data Sharing to Support Clinical Care, Research, and Improved Outcomes

September 23, 2020

 

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced four awards totaling more than $2.7 million under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology (LEAP in Health IT) funding opportunity.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the HHS YouTube channel for the latest official HHS videos and to learn more about how HHS is working to keep all Americans healthy.  Visit the HHS YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

HHS Awards Nearly $360 Million To Programs Supporting Maternal and Child Health

September 22, 2020

 

HHS announced approximately $341 million in funding to 55 states, territories, and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and approximately $16 million in funding to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Program to improve maternal health outcomes.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Clinic Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Systemic Noncompliance with HIPAA Rules

September 21, 2020

 

Athens Orthopedic Clinic PA ("Athens Orthopedic") has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to OCR and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to CDC.gov for more public health updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.  HHS and its federal partners are working together to execute a whole-of-America response to COVID-19.  Learn More »

 

 

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