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More than twice as many employers than 10 years ago are planning to increase investments in employee health and wellness

More than 80% of employers said they are planning to increase their health and wellness budgets this year, more than double compared to 2009 (34%), according to the 10th annual Optum Wellness in the Workplace study. The study also found that employers are increasingly embracing digital technology to engage workers in health and well-being programs.… Read More »

HHS proposes substance use disorder regulatory reforms to increase sharing of information

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced proposed changes to federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder treatment programs, known as 42 CFR Part 2. Part 2 predated HIPAA and today imposes significant barriers to care, said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Currently, Part 2 is so… Read More »