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  • Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems

    Remarks by Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma at the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems



    (November 15, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the following "Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems":


    Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems
    (As prepared for delivery – November 15, 2018)

    Thank you Krista for that kind introduction, and thank you all for joining us today. It’s a privilege to be here with the Alliance for Connected Care. I’m glad I got to meet with your organization early in my tenure – and I’m particularly happy to continue our conversation on how we can make the promise of connected, coordinated care a reality by building it on a foundation of innovation. At CMS, we’ve been working to lay that foundation, including through supporting innovation in health c...
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  • U.S. Government Participates in Fifth Annual Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting

    U.S. Government Participates in Fifth Annual Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting




    (November 2, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: On November 4-6, 2018, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan will attend the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia, which will officially launch the next five-year phase of GHSA, known as GHSA 2024. Delivering on President Trump’s commitment to global health security, he will lead the multi-s...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Releases - - Here to Serve You - - Educational Video in Spanish

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Releases “Here to Serve You” Educational Video in Spanish



    (November 1, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released an educational video in Spanish to raise awareness within the Hispanic community about the work of OCR and to highlight important conscience and religious freedom rights protected by our federal laws. “Because respect for the conscience and religious freedom rights of p...
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  • Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Anna Abram on the FDA’s New Plan to Advance Plant, Animal Biotechnology Innovation

    Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Anna Abram on the FDA’s New Plan to Advance Plant, Animal Biotechnology Innovation


    (October 30, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information: Innovations in plant and animal biotechnology offer tremendous opportunities for advancing public health. Promising new technologies that can edit animal and plant genomes have the potential to improve human and animal health, animal well-being, food productivity and food security. New forms of biotechnology allow modification of living organisms, such as plants or animals,...
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  • Statement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the FDA’s new Consideration of Labeling for Sesame Allergies

    Statement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the FDA’s new Consideration of Labeling for Sesame Allergies



    (October 29, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.: Food allergies have touched the lives of most of us. Thousands of Americans experience life-threatening, food-related reactions each year, and an estimated 20 people die from them annually. In some cases, such reactions occur despite a careful reading of packaged food labels by conscientious consumers. ...
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  • U.S. Veterans Affairs Study on Cholesterol Genetics could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease, Diabetes

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Study on Cholesterol Genetics could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease, Diabetes



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) drive to help improve lives of Veterans through health care discovery and innovation, a team led by VA researchers recently identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    Detailed results of the study can be found in the Oct. 1 issue of
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Meets with Specialty and Patient Groups Regarding Drug Pricing

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Meets with Specialty and Patient Groups Regarding Drug Pricing






    (August 16, 2018) - - On Wednesday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives of specialty-physician and patient groups to discuss the Trump Administration’s efforts to offer new tools for Medicare Advantage plans to negotiate lower drug prices for patients. The groups included the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Netw...
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Streamlines Medicaid Review Process, Achieves Significant Reduction in Approval Times

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Streamlines Medicaid Review Process, Achieves Significant Reduction in Approval Times




    (August 16, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant improvements in managing the Medicaid program in partnership with states. Identified early as a priority for both the Trump Administration and the National Association of Medicaid Director’s (NAMD), CMS has implemented changes resulting in faster processing of state requests to make program or benefit...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder




    (August 17, 2018) - - On this date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). “Transcranial magnetic stimulation has shown its potential to help patients suffering from depression and headaches,” said Carlos Peña, Ph.D., M.S., dir...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 4 US Adults Live with a Disability

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 4 US Adults Live with a Disability




    Cognitive disability most common in younger adults; mobility disability most common for others



    (August 16, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    One in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. With age, disability
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