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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


    (November 16, 2018) - - The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced the approval of fee schedules, effective January 2, 2019, for payment services the Federal Reserve Banks provide to depository institutions (priced services). The Reserve Banks project that they will recover 100.9 percent of their priced services costs in 2019. The Reserve Banks expect to fully recover actual and imputed expenses, including profit that...
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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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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces the Official Opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces the Official Opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center



    (October 30, 2018) - - On Monday, October 29, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric Hargan, announced the official dedication of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) at an official opening ceremony in the Hubert H. Humphrey building. As part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in coordination with the Administration’s rollout of the National Cyber Strategy, the opening underscores...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in US Territory Due to Super Typhoon Yutu

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in US Territory Due to Super Typhoon Yutu




    (October 25, 2018) - - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory, due to damage from Super Typhoon Yutu. The declaration follows President Trump’s emergency declaration for the territory and gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency...
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  • U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor Announce Proposal to Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage

    U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor Announce Proposal to Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage



    Washington, DC - - (October 23, 2018) - - The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor today issued a proposed regulation that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). HRAs are designed to give working Americans and their families greater control over their healthcare by providing an additional way for employers to finance quality, affordable health insurance. This proposed regulation is in response to President Trump’s Executive Order...
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Model Addresses Opioid Misuse among Expectant and New Mothers

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Model Addresses Opioid Misuse among Expectant and New Mothers



    Goals are to improve quality of care, increase access to treatment based on state-specific needs, and reduce expenditures


    (October 23, 2018) - - Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, an important step in advancing the agency’s multi-pronged strategy to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The model addresses the need to better align and coordinate care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Launches New Pilot Program Increasing eBuy Transparency

    U.S. General Services Administration Launches New Pilot Program Increasing eBuy Transparency



    One Year Pilot Program with Select GSA Contracting Offices to Study Effects on Competition, eBuy Usage


    Washington, DC - - (October 17, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has launched a pilot project aimed at improving transparency and increasing competition through the use of GSA’s eBuy, an online Request for Quote (RFQ) system. The eBuy Open GSA First pilot aims to draw more vendors to participate in the federal marketplace
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Activates Aid for Uninsured Floridians Needing Medicine after Hurricane Michael

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Activates Aid for Uninsured Floridians Needing Medicine after Hurricane Michael



    (October 18, 2018) - - Thousands of uninsured Floridians are eligible for no-cost replacements of critical medications lost or damaged by Hurricane Michael. This relief comes from the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP), managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The program pays for prescription medications for people without health insurance who are affected by disasters. More than 4,900 Florida pharmacies participate in EPAP, and more than 72,000 phar...
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma Statement on Burden Reduction Accomplishments

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma Statement on Burden Reduction Accomplishments



    (October 17, 2018) - - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma's Statement on Burden Reduction Accomplishments: “I would like to thank President Trump for his leadership and commitment to reducing burdensome federal regulations and Secretary Azar’s action to moving our healthcare system towards providing value for patients. CMS will continue our efforts...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Announces Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts and Special Emergency Procurement Authorities

    U.S. General Services Administration Announces Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts and Special Emergency Procurement Authorities


    GSA’s senior procurement executive signed memo raising certain minimum thresholds to directly support Hurricane Michael relief efforts


    Washington, DC - - (October 17, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has raised the micro purchase threshold, the simplified acquisition threshold, and the simplified leasing acquisition threshold, in order to address the needs created by Hurricane Michael. R
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  • U. S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Participants in New Value-Based Bundled Payment Model

    U. S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Participants in New Value-Based Bundled Payment Model




    Participation is robust in Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced model, which is designed to improve quality and reduce costs for inpatient & outpatient care



    (October 9, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model. The participating entities will
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Awards NewPay BPA for Software-as-a-Service for Payroll and Work Schedule and Leave Management

    U.S. General Services Administration Awards NewPay BPA for Software-as-a-Service for Payroll and Work Schedule and Leave Management



    10-year, $2.5 billion BPA provides agencies with technology and services to modernize and improve payroll processing across government


    Washington, DC - - (September 27, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a 10-year, $2.5 billion NewPay blanket purchase agreement (BPA) that will provide payroll and work schedule and leave management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 2.6 Million Dollars in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $2.6 Million in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX




    (September 28, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed $2,265,000 in prize money for “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis,” a prize competition that challenges the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure. This prize competition is the first in a planned series of Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) prize competitions...
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces New Streamlined User Experience for Medicare Beneficiaries

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces New Streamlined User Experience for Medicare Beneficiaries




    (October 1, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a multi-year initiative that will empower patients and update Medicare resources to meet beneficiaries’ expectation of a more personalized customer experience. The eMedicare initiative will modernize the way beneficiaries get information about Medicare and create new ways to help them make the best decisions...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care




    (September 27, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    In a disaster, thousands of Americans may require immediate medical specialty care, surpassing the care available in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today awarded two $3 million grants to demonstrate
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