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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

The head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The secretary is responsible for protecting the public health. He/she has jurisdiction over drug inspections, implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, health service for Native Americans, and many similar operations. Until 1995, the secretary was also charged with the administration of the Social Security Administration. He/she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Eliminates language that prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from negotiating prices for prescription drugs furnished under the Medicare program.
The Task Force includes Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, other members of the Cabinet with health care responsibilities, and Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore.
At the request of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today approved the use of a vacant dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland to serve as a temporary housing facility for unaccompanied alien children under Health and Human Services' care.
Summary: Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to expand and intensify programs with respect to research and related activities concerning elder falls.
By 1990, leaders in health care were asking Congress to charge the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) with choosing administrative transaction standards to streamline, simplify, and economize the payment process and mandating their implementation by providers, plans, and clearinghouses.
Heckler, then Secretary of Health and Human Services and later Ambassador to Ireland, who prophesied at a 1984 press conference that a vaccine would be available within two years.
Summary: Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services, to make grants for evidence-based demonstration projects to integrate mental health services for older patients into primary care settings.
It formed the basis of the Secretary of Health and Human Services' recommendations.
In 1992, ambiguity in enforcing the private payment rules resulted in a case against the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Steward v.
Summary: Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants or cooperative agreements to develop statewide lifespan respite care programs, including Alzheimer-related.
Violators also are subject to exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, regardless of whether a criminal conviction has been obtained, upon a determination by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a violation has occurred.
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