Last February, more than 2,500 religious leaders from across the country signed a letter in opposition to the HHS
is seeking comment from states and health plans on a number of issues, including what types of methods states use to determine whether to approve a rate increase.
Despite the rhetoric of the New Freedom Initiative and the wish list embodied in the HHS
Strategic Plan, the real lesson of the CMS Nursing Home Transition Demonstrations may be that for a significant number of residents, there is no reasonable substitute for the security and care levels provided by nursing facilities.
We were trying to make sure we have a unified communications structure, that you don't have a communications center disconnected from the main CDC and disconnected from HHS
," explains Kevin Keane, HHS
assistant secretary for public affairs.
Consider the recommendations of Enoch Gordis, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a subdivision of HHS
Duquette, the HHS
deputy inspector general for management and policy.
The Congress and HHS
set the broad parameters, but states have a lot of flexibility in terms of which services to cover, how much to offer, the number of people covered, and expenditures.
While black appointments are somewhat de rigueur at HHS
and HUD, blacks are also serving, the nation in less predictable areas.
panel was expected to hold ORI to the same strict standard in the Gallo case, forcing the agency to show that Gallo had shown a "deliberate intent" to deceive in his 1984 paper.
The tobacco strategic action plan has sparked an unprecedented set of tobacco control activities across HHS
, and more broadly, across the federal government.
With an initial focus on expanding the innovative use of HHS
' health care data, the Innovator in Residence Fellow will act as a bridge to the entrepreneurial community to further the development of new health care-related applications and services that access massive datasets HHS
is now making available.
On March 11, HHS
announced the establishment of an Office of Recovery Act Coordination to ensure that the department follows the guidelines of the ARRA.