DALTCP provides leadership on HHS policies that support the independence, health and productivity of elderly individuals and people with disabilities. DALTCP staff work on long-term care, post-acute care, personal assistance services, family care giving, integrated care (including for dual eligibles), rehabilitative services, employment of people
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U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2019 The 2019 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 11, 2019. The Federal Register notice for the 2019 Poverty Guidelines was published February 1, 2019.
Our Marginal Tax Rate research series examines the range of effective marginal tax rates for low-income households and common benefit program “bundles.” We also focus on families receiving child care subsidies (CCDF) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Section 3087 of the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, added subsection (f) to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act. This new subsection gives the HHS Secretary the authority to waive Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 USC 3501 et seq.) requirements with respect to voluntary collection of information during a public
Creating the infrastructure to allow disparate systems to interpret and exchange patient information.
Enabling data partners to engage with and access multiple research networks.
Collection of Patient-Provided Information through a Mobile Device Application for Use in Comparative Effectiveness and Drug Safety Research
Creating infrastructure for collecting data from patients through a mobile device application and enhancing data linkages.
Building the foundation to develop data infrastructure needed for patients to share their data with others
Implementing the re-design of the CMS Blue Button to Increase Data Access and Empower Beneficiaries
Improving existing data infrastructure to support more timely and complete mortality data collection.
Empowering patients by re-designing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Blue Button to enable it as a ‘Data-as-a-Service’ platform.
Strengthening and Expanding the Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN) Registry to Conduct Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Expanding CHARN data registries and making data available to PCOR investigators outside of the CHARN network.
Creating the Foundational Building Blocks for the Learning Health Care System: Data Access Standards for Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
Creating an Application Programming Interface (API) that extracts data from electronic health records in a standardized way.
Developing common data element standards for electronic health records.
Expanding Data Collection for the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Enhancing state cancer registries to collect specialized data and expanding electronic health record reporting to central cancer registries.
Evaluating the performance of Comparative Effectiveness Research Inventory against other databases.
Consolidating data and evaluating the utility of the Multi-Payer Claims Database.
Maintenance and Support of the Chronic Conditions Warehouse (CCW) for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Supporting expanded data infrastructure enhancements to the Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse to facilitate patient-centered outcomes research.
Development of Data Infrastructure for Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Establishing an infrastructure for the use of electronic health records in clinical comparative effectiveness research.