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HHS

abbr.
Department of Health and Human Services

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services.
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Noun1.HHS - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FDA, Food and Drug Administration - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
PHS, United States Public Health Service - an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
National Institutes of Health, NIH - an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
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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.
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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 said.
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.
With ArcSight, HHS benefits from a consolidated view of all security events and can leverage company's TruThreat Risk Correlation to identify the critical threats and attacks that are often hidden by an overload of false alarms and inconsequential alerts.
HHS 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.