White House Proposes Major Cabinet-level Agency Overhaul, Restructuring of HHS and CMS

The Trump Administration last week proposed a massive overhaul of federal agencies, which would—among other consolidations—restructure the Department of Health and Human Services and rename it the Department of Health and Public Welfare (DHPW).

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House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment
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House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.

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Bill for Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Advances to US House

Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.

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US House Bill Would Ease Sharing of Substance Use Disorder Patient Information

The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.

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State AGs, Senate Democrats, Other Groups Aiming for Net Neutrality Reversal

The lawsuit by the AGs—including officials from New York, California, and the District of Columbia—argue that the FCC’s decision is “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion.”

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