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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also called HHS. A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for protecting the public health. It conducts drug inspections, assists in the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, runs the health service for Native Americans, and performs many similar operations. Until 1995, it also administered the Social Security Administration. It was created in 1953 and took its current form in 1980.
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Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, Summary of Leading Causes of Outpatient Visits: Indian Health Service Facilities, FY 1987.
who is chairman of a subcommittee that monitors the Department of Health and Human Services, said Monday, ``We will follow up on this, not to criticize the department, but to encourage prompt action.
These provisions are enforced by the Off ice of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Hyde - Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
In its decree Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said that Medicare HMO patients were entitled to all benefits available in the standard Medicare program, which pays doctors a separate fee for each service.
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, who offers his perspectives on how to create an ideal Medicaid system: "Medicaid can be a proactive force in reforming healthcare overall - and that point is often overlooked in public policy discussions.
As a major component of CDC's Public Health Information Network (PHIN), the national EPHT network will be standards-based and compliant with the federal health architecture being developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (CDC 2004; Office of Management and Budget 2004).
Funding for CHIS 2005 has been provided by the California Department of Health Services; The California Endowment; the National Cancer Institute; First 5 California; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the California Department of Mental Health; the California Office of the Patient Advocate; Kaiser Permanente; San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency; Marin County Department of Health and Human Services; First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission; Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California, Davis; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Solano County Health and Social Services Department; and the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Chapman was the CIO at the US Department of Health and Human Services and the acting CIO for the US Food and Drug Administration.
Aetna is first health plan to commit to the "Four Cornerstones of Value-driven Health Care" recently released by the Department of Health and Human Services
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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