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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 45-Day Compliance Deadline Extension for Providers

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 45-Day Compliance Deadline Extension for Providers| site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published (today) the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a 45 day deadline extension for providers who are receiving payments from the Provider Relief Fund to accept the Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund payments. This announcement means providers have now been granted 90 days from the date they received a payment to accept HHS Terms and Conditions or return the funds. HHS, alongside other federal agencies, has been working day and night to support local communities and has taken action to help our healthcare system respond quickly and effectively to this pandemic. The department has kept an open line of communication with our heroic frontline providers and is being responsive to their request for ad...
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  • HHS Provides 100 Million Dollars to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients

    HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The support will directly benefit the National Special Pathogen System, and is authorized in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020. "We cannot beat the COVID-19 pandemic without getting America's healthcare workers the training and resources they need to respond to this novel threat, and these funds secured from Congress by President Trump will help make that happen," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "America's healthcare providers are doing a
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  • HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections

    HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: In response to the now global pandemic, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), continues to work with its public-private partners to find solutions to mitigate the public health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Part of this landscape is the immediate need for diagnostics tests that can quickly and accurately diagnose COVID-19 infections in order to identify the virus and mitigate the spread of the disease. BARDA will provide Mesa Biotech, Inc. of San Diego, California, with technical expertise and $561,330 in immediate funding to pursue eventual Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance of its dia...
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  • HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

    HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test| site |




    (March 9, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    A diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - designed for use in a diagnostic system that can process up to 1,000 tests in 24 hours - will receive advanced development support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The molecular diagnostic test from Hologic, Inc. becomes the first COVID-19 product selected for development through ASPR's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority streamlined selection process, called an easy broad agency announcement (EZ-BAA). "Early, rapid diagnosis is essential for clinicians and their patients to treat infections appropriately and take immediate acti
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  • Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes "Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship"| site |



    (March 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:


    Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship




    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with state and local partners in California to support passengers returning to the United States on the Grand Princess cruise ship. The ship will dock temporarily in a non-passenger port in San Francisco Bay. Passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and a 14-day quarantine. Nearly 1,000 passengers who are California residents will complete the mandatory quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and Miramar Naval Air S...
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  • HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China

    HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China| site |



    (February 5, 2020) - - Today (February 5, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: This week, several planes carrying passengers from Wuhan China will arrive in three states. These locations are Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, NE. These planes will be met by a team of CDC personnel deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers have been screened, monitored and evaluated by medical and public health personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff and during the flight. CDC staff will conduct risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observing fo...
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  • UPDATED - - - HHS and CDC Receive Flight Carrying Repatriated US Citizens

    UPDATED - - - HHS and CDC Receive Flight Carrying Repatriated US Citizens

    UPDATED: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receive Flight Carrying Repatriated US Citizens| site |



    (January 29, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Department of State received the flight carrying approximately 210 U.S. citizens from Wuhan at March Air Reserve Base in California. The plane was met by a team of CDC medical officers deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers have been screened, monitored and evaluated by medical personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff, during the flight, during a refueling in Anchorage, Alaska, and now post-arrival. CDC staff have conducted risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature c...
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  • HHS and CDC Supporting Safe, Expedient Departure of US Citizens

    HHS and CDC Supporting Safe, Expedient Departure of US Citizens

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Supporting Safe, Expedient Departure of US Citizens| site |



    (January 28, 2020) - - Today (January 28, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The U.S. Government is relocating approximately 210 U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China back to the United States. The Department of State has the lead for the safe and expedient ordered departure of US citizens. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Department of State on the logistics of public health evaluations for every traveler on the flight. HHS and CDC are working with partners to ensure that any traveler who develops symptoms during their journey receives appropriate medical care. Our primary objective is to facilitate the safe return of these Americans while protecting the pu...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on Flu Vaccine Executive Order

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on Flu Vaccine Executive Order| site |


    (September 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: Upon President Trump’s signing of an executive order to modernize influenza vaccine manufacturing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “President Trump’s executive order to modernize influenza vaccine manufacturing reflects his commitment both to America’s national security and to America’s health. Faster methods of producing influenza vaccines will help keep Americans safer both from seasonal influenza, which kills tens of thousands of Americans each year, and from the potential of pandemic influenza, which is the single greatest biodefense threat our country faces. Under this executive order, HHS will lead on coordinating and advancing work to modernize influenza vaccine production, as part of ...
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  • U.S. Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids




    (September 20, 2018) - -Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the opioid crisis and recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse and promote recovery. The Spotlight – the Surgeon General’s newest update on opioid addiction – also provides the latest data on prevalence of substance misuse, opioid misuse, opioid use disorder and overdoses. The Surgeon General today also released a digital postcard, highlighting tangible actions that all Americans can take to raise awareness, prevent opioid misuse and reduce overdose deaths. “Addiction is a brain disease that touches families across America – even my own,”
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  • HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information During Hurricane Florence

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information During Hurricane Florence




    Editor's note: On September 13, 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information:


    As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and its federal partners remain in close coordination to help ensure that emergency officials effectively address the needs of at-risk populations as part of disaster response. To this end, emergency responders and officials should consider adopting, as circumstances and resources allow, the following practices to help make sure all segments of the community are served:
    • Employing qualified interpreter services to assist individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals who are deaf or hard
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on Passing of Former HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on Passing of Former HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler






    (August 7, 2018) - - U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the passing of Margaret Heckler, who served as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1983 to 1985: “It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Margaret Heckler, former secretary of Health and Human Services. Secretary Heckler lived a full life in devotion to serving her country. Over 30 years ago, under her leadership, HHS took on a task that laid the foundation for improving the health of millions of Americans. In 1985, Heckler created the Task Force on Black and Minority Health, charging it with researching and analyzing ‘the impact of a broad range of behavioral, societal and healthcare...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Lack of Timely Action Risks Security and Costs Money

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Lack of Timely Action Risks Security and Costs Money








    Editor's note: On February 1, 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information:


    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) civil money penalty against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) based on its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and non-compliance over many years with multiple standards of the HIPAA Security Rule. OCR issued a Notice of Proposed Determination in accordance with 45 CFR 160.420, which included instruction for how Children’s could file a request for a hearing. Children’s did not request a hearing. Accordingly, OCR issued a Notice of Final Determination
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 45-Day Compliance Deadline Extension for Providers
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 45-Day Compliance Deadline Extension for Providers| site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published (today) the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a 45 day deadline extension for providers who are receiving payments from the Provider Relief Fund to accept the Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund payments. This announcement means providers have now been granted 90 days from the date they received a payment to accept HHS Terms and Conditions or return the funds. HHS, alongside other federal agencies, has been working day and night to support local communities and has taken action to help our healthcare system respond quickly and effectively to this pandemic. The department has kept an open line of communication with our heroic frontline providers and is being responsive to their request for ad...
    05-23-2020, 07:33 AM
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    HHS Provides 100 Million Dollars to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients
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    HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The support will directly benefit the National Special Pathogen System, and is authorized in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020. "We cannot beat the COVID-19 pandemic without getting America's healthcare workers the training and resources they need to respond to this novel threat, and these funds secured from Congress by President Trump will help make that happen," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "America's healthcare providers are doing a
    ...
    03-25-2020, 01:23 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections
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    HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: In response to the now global pandemic, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), continues to work with its public-private partners to find solutions to mitigate the public health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Part of this landscape is the immediate need for diagnostics tests that can quickly and accurately diagnose COVID-19 infections in order to identify the virus and mitigate the spread of the disease. BARDA will provide Mesa Biotech, Inc. of San Diego, California, with technical expertise and $561,330 in immediate funding to pursue eventual Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance of its dia...
    03-18-2020, 07:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test| site |




    (March 9, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    A diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - designed for use in a diagnostic system that can process up to 1,000 tests in 24 hours - will receive advanced development support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The molecular diagnostic test from Hologic, Inc. becomes the first COVID-19 product selected for development through ASPR's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority streamlined selection process, called an easy broad agency announcement (EZ-BAA). "Early, rapid diagnosis is essential for clinicians and their patients to treat infections appropriately and take immediate acti
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    03-10-2020, 04:45 AM
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    Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes "Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship"| site |



    (March 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:


    Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship




    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with state and local partners in California to support passengers returning to the United States on the Grand Princess cruise ship. The ship will dock temporarily in a non-passenger port in San Francisco Bay. Passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and a 14-day quarantine. Nearly 1,000 passengers who are California residents will complete the mandatory quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and Miramar Naval Air S...
    03-09-2020, 11:28 AM

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