Since the original HHS
Guidelines were issued in 1988, HHS
had required immunoassay as the sole initial drug test method.
OCR will start by conducting a desk audit, or telephone-based audit, of a covered entity.
Section 4004 of PPACA authorizes HHS
to conduct a public education campaign to encourage the use of preventive benefits and services, an HHS
officials said in a general statement about HHS
Government customers, like HHS
, utilize ArcSight in a wide variety of real time monitoring, investigation and reporting modes.
plans to administer the agreement through the National Library of Medicine, based in Bethesda, Md.
MedSafe In the News: HHS
Issues First Major Protections for Patient Privacy
Combined with President Bush's New Freedom Initiative to reduce "the nation's reliance on institutional models of care for persons of all ages with disabilities," the 2003-2008 HHS
Strategic Plan reveals Washington's absolute favoritism for any type of long-term care other than nursing facilities, regardless of resident needs and preferences.
Rather than bulking up the agency's staff and freeing it to do its job, during the past year the White House has further tightened its grip on the agency concentrating more authority in HHS
Beginning late in December, HHS
and its operating divisions will open 24-hour centers, reporting to the federal Information Coordination Center.
Eisenberg, acting secretary for health (Philip Lee had left HHS
by then), told the BATF he was "deeply concerned" that the label "would be construed by the public as encouraging the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
inspector general was concerned because the reports have been inconsistent--too short and incomplete or too long and lost in detail" said William Titera, chairman of the AICPA health care task force.
Under the direct guidance of the White House, HHS
Secretary Donna Shalala has established a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Work Group with the major goal of providing more opportunities for individuals to choose to decrease their reliance on nursing homes by increasing the available array of home and community-based services.