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Jul 6, 2020 - The Census Bureau is extending the comment period of a January 27, 2020 Federal Register notice seeking public comment on a new information collection called the Management and Organizational Practices Survey — Hospitals (MOPS-HP). The survey will be used to collect data on management practices from chief nursing officers (CNOs) at general medical and surgical hospitals in an effort to identify factors affecting clinical and financial performance. Comments on the survey are now due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 2, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced the national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), which provides education and training to tribal community health providers. The CHAP model increases access to healthcare in rural and remote areas of Indian Country by delivering care to patients in their own environment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 29, 2020 - Notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency describing the guidelines and application process for Fire Prevention and Safety grants. Applications were accepted on April 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 19, 2020 - Announces changes to the June, September, and December 2020 meetings of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Some meetings have been shortened and all meetings will now be held virtually.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 15, 2020 - The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) announced they are accepting applications from healthcare facilities to become NHSC approved sites. Includes information on the benefits of a NHSC membership and encourages facilities that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment to apply. Applications are due July 21, 2020.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Jun 15, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on changes to forms used to collect information on applicants to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, and Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program. Comments are due by July 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 15, 2020 - The Department of State is seeking comment on forms used for the J-1 Visa Waiver recommendation application. Comments are due by August 14, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 2, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $20.3 million to 44 recipients to support the training of addiction specialists at facilities in high need communities. HRSA's Addiction Medicine Fellowship (AMF) program aims to address the opioid crisis and increase the number of the number of fellows accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellowship programs.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 1, 2020 - Jackman Community Health Center in rural Maine implemented a new model that recruits paramedics to work under remote direction of its doctors so they can continue to offer on-call overnight care during the coronavirus pandemic. Describes how the program could recruit more primary care providers to the area and be replicated in other rural communities.
Source: Bangor Daily News
May 18, 2020 - Final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that it will use its discretion in how it applies the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notifications Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In doing so, HHS will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under HIPAA rules against healthcare providers or their business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of a community-based testing site during the COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule is effective retroactively to March 13, 2020.
Source: Federal Register