The accounting gimmicks HHS
is now considering under the ANPRM still do not satisfy the religious freedom protections that exist in current law.
For example, NQF had begun the duties related to endorsement and maintenance by initiating the endorsement process for three projects HHS
selected and by starting maintenance reviews for a set of measures of interest to or used by HHS
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, health plans must submit annual reports to HHS
on their medical-loss ratios (the percentage of premiums spent on medical care and quality improvement vs.
As part of this process, insurers have to publicly post and submit to HHS
and their state the rationale for any premium increase considered "unreasonable" before the increases goes into effect.
Generally, these guidelines were based on Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations (2) and HHS
guidelines (1) if the latter were available at the time the state plan was drafted.
An OIG advisory opinion is legally binding on HHS
and the requesting party.
The new proposal would allow hospitals and certain health-care organizations to provide hardware, software and related training services to physicians for e-prescribing and electronic health records, particularly when the support involves systems that are "interoperable" and therefore can exchange information among health-care providers, HHS
Our review indicates that the [Silver Ring Thing] may not have included adequate safeguards to clearly separate in time or location inherently religious activities from the federally-funded activities," Harry Wilson, assistant commissioner of the HHS
Family and Youth Services Bureau, wrote in a letter to the group.
Leavitt, 53, served as head of the EPA for 13 months before Bush penciled him into the open HHS
slot this past December.
Since advance permission to reproduce the document is granted by HHS
, school counselors are encouraged to reproduce and distribute handbook materials to appropriate stakeholders including students, parents and caregivers, and school personnel.
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also has signed a $32 million, five-year contract with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to license SNOMED (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine), CAP's standardized medical vocabulary system of more than 340,000 medical concepts.