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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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Further, the proposition that the governmental interest in marginally increasing access to contraceptives is compelling is severely undercut by the fact that many employers have, for purely secular reasons, been exempted from the obligation that the HHS mandate imposes.
One positive note: HHS did accept one key recommendation made by NSBA in our formal comments to the proposed rule.
HHS and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are complications of diabetes mellitus associated with very high blood glucose levels and dehydration.
Through PHEMCE, HHS laid out its CBRN medical countermeasure development and acquisition priorities in 2007 in a publicly available plan based primarily on two types of CBRN risk assessments--one from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and one from HHS--but HHS has not updated the plan as intended.
In a unique teaching format, HHS created the interactive Partnering to Heal video (www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/training), which allows providers to follow decision-makers who impact health risks and then learn from those choices.
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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.
HHS is seeking comment from states and health plans on issues including what types of methods states use to determine whether to approve a rate increase as well as whether special consideration should be given for certain types of plans such as HMOs or high-deductible plans.
US HHS has recently issued guidelines (1); however, specific planning, problem solving, and funding are still left to the individual states.
An OIG advisory opinion is legally binding on HHS and the requesting party.
However, HHS has directed its agencies to report cases whenever payments are made as a result of a claim being filed against a government health care provider.
Currently, physicians in Medicare are prohibited from referring Medicare patients for some health services to health-care entities with which the physician has a financial relationship, unless an exception applies, according to HHS.