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States use HHS grants to offset care gaps

In the face of a looming primary care shortage and an ongoing rural health crisis, many healthcare programs invest in training nurses to work in underserved areas with the help of the Department of Health and Human Services.

FDA's restructured IT efforts focus on transparency, efficiency

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.

What auto-enrollment for exchanges means for insurers

Changes to the health insurance exchange renewal process could lead to "painful" repercussions for insurers, according to a new report from Milliman.

MLR rebates total $9B

Insurers have paid consumers a total of $9 billion since 2011 under the medical-loss ratio, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

Feds exempt insurers in US territories from healthcare reform regs

Health insurers overburdened with Affordable Care Act implementation could consider a move to Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted a myriad of reform exemptions in U.S. territories.

Jocelyn Samuels to head HHS Office for Civil Rights

Jocelyn Samuels has been named the next director of the Office for Civil Rights, the unit within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that enforces HIPAA compliance, an OCR spokeswoman confirmed in an email to  FierceHealthIT.

HHS wants automatic re-enrollment of exchange customers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule to automatically renew customers' current marketplace plans unless people opt out of them, the agency announced yesterday.

WEDI roadmap urges HHS to limit burden of ICD-10 delay

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a letter dated June 4 to take action to minimize disruption within the healthcare industry from the ICD-10 delay.

Medicaid enrollment jumps by 1 million

More than 1 million people signed up for Medicaid in April, bringing the total growth since September to about 6 million, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

GOP wants details about incorrect subsidies

Some Republican lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to explain wh hundreds of thousands of people might have received incorrect subsidies for plans sold on the health insurance exchanges.