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  • GSA Names Key Positions in Leadership Roster Bringing in Congressional, State, and Local Government Experience

    U.S. General Services Administration Names Key Positions in Leadership Roster Bringing in Congressional, State, and Local Government Experience | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration [GSA] press release dated: February 16, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the appointments of four key roles. These new appointees are:
    • Exodie Roe III, Associate Administrator, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    • Roberto Rosas, Policy Advisor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Venecia Fernandez, Policy Advisor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
    • LeJamiel Goodall, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator
    • Laila ElGohary, White House Liaison
    “We are thrilled to have Exodie Roe III on board. His team will partner with the Federal Acquisition Service and the Public Buildings Service to broaden diversity, equity,...
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  • Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm

    Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS] press release dated: February 22, 2021)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that efforts are underway to support Texas in response to severe winter storms that have affected the state over the past several days. On February 17, 2021, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Norris Cochran declared a public health emergency (PHE) for Texas retroactive to February 11, 2021. CMS is working to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue operations and provide access to care despite the effects of the storm.

    Below are key administrative actions CMS is taking in response to the PHE declared in Texas:

    Waivers and Flexibilities for Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities: CMS has
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  • CMS says it Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: January 15, 2021) Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a signature accomplishment of the new Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics (OBRHI). This final rule builds on the efforts to drive interoperability, empower patients, and reduce costs and burden in the healthcare market by promoting secure electronic access to health data in new and innovative ways. These significant changes include allowing certain payers, providers and patients to have electronic access to pending and active prior authorization decisions, which should result in fewer repeated requests for prior authorizations, reducing costs and onerous administrative burden to our frontline providers. This final rule ...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: January 11, 2021)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today formally designated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for grants to lead efforts to transform the Federal grants management process end-to-end. With this designation, the Grants QSMO will drive standardization and modernization of systems to increase efficiency and reduce burden for grant applicants and recipients and for the federal workforce government-wide. “The designation of HHS as the Grants QSMO affirms the long-standing role of HHS as the largest grant-making agency and leader in improving grants management. We look forward to working across the stakeholder community of awarding agencies, service pro...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Continues Community Based Testing Sites for COVID-19

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Continues Community Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: January 7, 2021) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the extension of the Community Based Testing Site program for COVID-19 testing, through partnership with national pharmacy and retail chains CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Quest (through services at Walmart) and service provider eTrueNorth (through services at Health Mart and Topco locations). The partnership has resulted in establishing more than 3,300 COVID-19 testing locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To date, more than 5.6 million tests have been conducted as a result of this partnership. The Community Based Testing Site program began in the spring of 2020 and includes a large percentage - over 70% - of testing sites located in communities ...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 22 Billion Dollars in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: January 6, 2021)

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

    Funding will provide critical support for testing and vaccination-related activities to jurisdictions before January 19, 2021:
    • More than $19 billion will be allocated to jurisdictions through the existing CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement. These awards will support testing, contract tracing, surveillance,
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Final Regulation to Improve Delivery of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Services

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publishes Final Regulation to Improve Delivery of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Services | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a final rule to establish and clarify eligibility for prosthetic and rehabilitative items and services available to Veterans. This establishes for the first time, the nationwide categories of prosthetic and orthotic services, sensory aids and medical devices VA is authorized to provide to Veterans as part of their active treatment and ongoing rehabilitation. Previously, these categories varied across VA medical centers. “The rule establishes a uniform approach for VA to deliver prosthetic items and services to Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It ensures Veterans receive the same standard of service for the rehabilitative devices they
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  • DHS Warns American Businesses about Data Services and Equipment from Firms Linked to Chinese Government

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns American Businesses about Data Services and Equipment from Firms Linked to Chinese Government | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 22, 2020) Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a business advisory to American businesses warning of risks associated with the use of data services and equipment from firms linked to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The PRC presents a grave threat to the data security of the U.S. government and U.S. businesses. It has both the intent and ability to covertly access data directly through entities under the influence or jurisdiction of PRC laws, often without the knowledge or consent of the non-PRC businesses or institutions that maintain rights to the data. “For too long, U.S. networks and data have been exposed to cyber threats based in China which are using that data to give Chinese firms an ...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Statements on FDA Authorization of Moderna Vaccine

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Statements on FDA Authorization of Moderna Vaccine | site |



    (The following information was contained in a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: December 18, 2020)



    HHS and DoD Statements on FDA Authorization of Moderna Vaccine



    On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it had issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the second COVID-19 vaccine to receive an EUA. Operation Warp Speed has allocated more than 5.9 million doses of the vaccine for jurisdictions to receive in the coming week. Below are statements from HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. “On January 7, before China had reported even one death from the novel coronavirus or confirmed human-to-human transmission, NIH scientists and innovators at Moderna agreed to b...
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  • Statement published by HHS on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

    Statement published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: December 11, 2020) Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Pfizer for its COVID-19 vaccine, the first authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Operation Warp Speed and private sector partners now begin distributing the first allocation of doses to sites designated by the public health jurisdictions and five federal agencies with which OWS and CDC have been working to plan distribution. HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller released the following statements: “It is nothing short of a medical miracle to have FDA authorization of a vaccine for COVID-19 just over 11 months since the virus was made known to the w...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Publishes COVID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Publishes COVID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: December 7, 2020)

    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing new hospital COVID-19 capacity data at the facility level. Previously released data about hospital capacity that had been released was aggregated at the state level. This new, more granular, data release aggregates daily hospital reports into a "week at a time" picture to protect patient privacy, while providing a view of how COVID-19 is impacting hospitals and local communities across the country. With this data release, how hospitals are impacted by COVID-19 will be shown on a per-hospital basis, allowing researchers, policy makers, and others to have greater insights into local COVID-19 response efforts. This time series data will update weekly, going back to Aug...
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  • HHS says Tribal Health Programs and Urban Indian Organizations Choose How They Will Access the COVID-19 Vaccine

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Tribal Health Programs and Urban Indian Organizations Choose How They Will Access the COVID-19 Vaccine | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 1, 2020) The Department of Health and Human Services is laying the necessary groundwork for the distribution of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine by ensuring that all tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations have the choice on how they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, HHS is announcing that all tribal health programs and UIOs have chosen their preferred method for receiving the vaccine. Tribal health programs and UIOs had the option of receiving the vaccine either through the Indian Health Service or their respective state. Once available, COVID-19 vaccines will be allocated to jurisdictions, including the IHS, who will then distribute to tribal health programs and UIOs. “By offeri...
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  • Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS

    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 24, 2020)

    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a Notice published in the Federal Register announced a policy to enhance transparency at HHS by requiring that all assumptions, working papers, models, and other information used as part of any impact analysis associated with a rule or demonstration project are shared at the time the results of that analysis are publicly disclosed. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison issued the following statement:

    “We are providing needed transparency by requiring the Department to show its math so the American people can know and challenge the methods government uses to calculate effects of regulations it imposes on them.”

    Frequently
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  • HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19

    HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19 | site |


    HHS says Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Texas Receive First Shipments of Test Used in NBA Bubble


    (Information contained in HHS press release: November 19, 2020) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a pilot program with five states to use portable, cartridge-based COVID-19 molecular test kits that provide rapid results. The pilot program will assess how to best integrate diagnostic technology developed by Cue Health, Inc., into strategies for disease surveillance and infection control in institutions such as nursing homes. Used successfully as the primary molecular point-of-care (POC) test to control the spread of COVID-19 within in the National Basketball Association “bubble,” as well as by leading healthcare providers in the U.S., the nasal swab POC test generates results in ab...
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  • Federal Reserve Board approves Fee Schedule for Federal Reserve Bank Priced Services

    Federal Reserve Board approves Fee Schedule for Federal Reserve Bank Priced Services | site |


    (November 10, 2020) - - Today the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the approval of fee schedules, effective January 4, 2021, for payment services the Federal Reserve Banks provide to depository institutions (priced services). The Reserve Banks project that they will recover 98.7 percent of their priced services costs in 2021. The Reserve Banks will maintain the current schedule of prices for payment services provided to depository institutions (priced services) in 2021, with the exception of a modification to the Check Services participation fee. While the Reserve Banks do not expect to recover fully actual and imputed expenses, including profit that would have been earned if a private-sector firm provided the services, in 2021, they do expect to recover fully expenses over the...
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    GSA Names Key Positions in Leadership Roster Bringing in Congressional, State, and Local Government Experience
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    U.S. General Services Administration Names Key Positions in Leadership Roster Bringing in Congressional, State, and Local Government Experience | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration [GSA] press release dated: February 16, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the appointments of four key roles. These new appointees are:
    • Exodie Roe III, Associate Administrator, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    • Roberto Rosas, Policy Advisor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Venecia Fernandez, Policy Advisor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
    • LeJamiel Goodall, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator
    • Laila ElGohary, White House Liaison
    “We are thrilled to have Exodie Roe III on board. His team will partner with the Federal Acquisition Service and the Public Buildings Service to broaden diversity, equity,...
    02-26-2021, 05:22 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services Offers Comprehensive Support to the State of Texas to Combat Winter Storm | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS] press release dated: February 22, 2021)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that efforts are underway to support Texas in response to severe winter storms that have affected the state over the past several days. On February 17, 2021, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Norris Cochran declared a public health emergency (PHE) for Texas retroactive to February 11, 2021. CMS is working to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue operations and provide access to care despite the effects of the storm.

    Below are key administrative actions CMS is taking in response to the PHE declared in Texas:

    Waivers and Flexibilities for Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities: CMS has
    ...
    02-25-2021, 10:14 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CMS says it Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: January 15, 2021) Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a signature accomplishment of the new Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics (OBRHI). This final rule builds on the efforts to drive interoperability, empower patients, and reduce costs and burden in the healthcare market by promoting secure electronic access to health data in new and innovative ways. These significant changes include allowing certain payers, providers and patients to have electronic access to pending and active prior authorization decisions, which should result in fewer repeated requests for prior authorizations, reducing costs and onerous administrative burden to our frontline providers. This final rule ...
    01-19-2021, 05:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: January 11, 2021)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today formally designated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for grants to lead efforts to transform the Federal grants management process end-to-end. With this designation, the Grants QSMO will drive standardization and modernization of systems to increase efficiency and reduce burden for grant applicants and recipients and for the federal workforce government-wide. “The designation of HHS as the Grants QSMO affirms the long-standing role of HHS as the largest grant-making agency and leader in improving grants management. We look forward to working across the stakeholder community of awarding agencies, service pro...
    01-11-2021, 10:15 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Continues Community Based Testing Sites for COVID-19
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Continues Community Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: January 7, 2021) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the extension of the Community Based Testing Site program for COVID-19 testing, through partnership with national pharmacy and retail chains CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Quest (through services at Walmart) and service provider eTrueNorth (through services at Health Mart and Topco locations). The partnership has resulted in establishing more than 3,300 COVID-19 testing locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To date, more than 5.6 million tests have been conducted as a result of this partnership. The Community Based Testing Site program began in the spring of 2020 and includes a large percentage - over 70% - of testing sites located in communities ...
    01-07-2021, 10:34 PM

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