As Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh sums up the HHS
mandate that requires most employers to cover contraceptives and abortifacients in their health-insurance plans: The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, "To Hell with you!" (49)
The polyuria that occurs during HHS
often causes hypokalemia.
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.
The national HHS
Pandemic Influenza Plan (1) has several recommendations for infection control in the hospital setting but is weaker and nonspecific in other areas such as control of influenza in the community.
The report, HHS
Agencies' Compliance with the National Practitioner Data Bank Malpractice Reporting Policy, is available at http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-12-04-00310.pdf.
In court documents, the ACLU charged that the HHS
has routinely given taxpayer support to groups that use it to spread conservative Christian messages.
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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.
"Like many large organizations, we are faced with an increasingly complex and threat-intense environment that requires coordinated real time evaluation and response," said Mark Roebuck, chief technology and security officer, HHS
. "Our objective is to have the security policies, procedures and practices in place to protect the integrity and privacy of our information, and ArcSight provides the intelligence, insight and control necessary to achieve that goal."
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.
Congress included provisions in HIPAA to require Health and Human Services (HHS
) to adopt national standards for certain electronic health care transactions, codes, identifiers and security.
It gives tepid, tentative support to reduction of the "regulatory burden on providers and consumers of HHS
services" and promises to seek advice from stakeholders to "identify areas for reducing regulatory burden under the Medicare and Medicaid programs." It cautions, though, that HHS
seeks only to "eliminate rules and paperwork that serve little purpose, while maintaining effectiveness and accessibility and continuing to ensure the fiscal soundness of the Department's programs." The Strategic Plan thus implies that any regulations that allegedly respond to the endless demands for documenting accountability will be kept in place.