The process for studying the potential medical benefits of marijuana became more streamlined on Tuesday, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services eliminated a controversial requirement for Public Health Service review of non-federally funded research protocols involving marijuana.
Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) will be heading back to District Court—and likely the drawing board altogether—to grapple with a recent federal court holding that the Medicare equipment lease rule is probably illegal.
Last week, HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation published a Report offering health plan enrollment data for the state-based insurance marketplaces authorized by the Affordable Care Act (“Marketplaces”).
The OIG has released its “Compendium of Priority Recommendations,” which lists 25 priority issues for which the OIG has open recommendation and that, if implemented, would best protect the integrity of HHS programs.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently released a jointly developed tool designed to assist small and medium sized practices (one to ten healthcare providers) in conducting security risk assessments (the “SRA Tool”).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), recently released a security risk assessment tool (SRA Tool) to assist entities in complying with the HIPAA Security Rule.
To combat new risks associated with rapidly evolving health information technology, HIPAA and HITECH provide standards for the privacy of protected health information (PHI), the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and breach notification to individuals.