HHS Announces New Funding to Boost Behavioral Health Services

Healthcare Compliance Blog

The program is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and will establish a Center of Excellence for Building Capacity in Nursing Facilities to Care for Residents with Behavioral Health Conditions (Center for Excellence).

Hurdle Health Expands Mental Health Support into California, Texas and Massachusetts for BIPOC Communities

HIT Consultant

– With these expansions, the mental health service and its specially trained therapists are now licensed in 6 states to provide culturally comprehensive mental healthcare to more people of color in the U.S.

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Senate Committee’s PREVENT Pandemics Act Draft Released: What to Know

Healthcare Law Today

It also requires that the Secretary report to Congress on the state of the SNS, and to issue guidance and hold annual meetings with public health officials and stakeholders on how states, territories, and Tribes can access the SNS.

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Is HIPAA a Federal Law?

HIPAA Journal

When the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed in 1996, most references to preemption appeared in the Group Health Plan Portability, Access, and Renewability Requirements of Title I.

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Update: What to Know About PREVENT Pandemics Act Following March 15 Committee Markup

Healthcare Law Today

On March 15, 2022, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a full committee markup to offer several amendments and vote on S. Amendments to the original bill text include: Establishing the Advanced Research Project Authority for Health (ARPA-H) (S.

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Drug Diversion is Complicated: 5 Data-Related Challenges to Overcome

HIT Consultant

One group that doesn’t fit the stereotypical substance abuse profile is health care workers, about 10% of whom are abusing drugs, according to figures from both the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA).

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.