Chairman Neal urges HHS to move forward with electronic transaction standards to reduce administrative burden for physicians and other providers who are subject to health plan prior authorization requests. Despite the statutory requirement, HHS has taken no final action on this issue to date.
Chairman Neal questions the Trump Administration's decision to reduce penalties for HIPAA violations. With 25 percent of all cyber attacks occurring in the health care industry, the Trump Administration should be doing more – not less – to safeguard Americans’ health information.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.
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