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an organization that performs actions for other people, particularly of a service nature.
home health agency a public agency or private organization that is primarily engaged in providing skilled or paraprofessional home health care to individuals in out-of-hospital settings, such as private homes, boarding homes, hospices, shelters, and so on. Its policies must be established and supervised by professional personnel, including one or more physicians and one or more registered nurses. It must maintain clinical records on all patients. In states with laws licensing such agencies, it must be licensed pursuant to such laws and approved as meeting the standards established for such licensing. It must also meet certain other requirements as specified in the Social Security Act, section 1861 (o).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A generic term for a governmental or non-governmental organisation which is responsible for delivering services and for which workers may work for pay or as volunteers.
Legal A relationship established between two parties in which one party (the agent) is empowered to act on behalf of the other (the principal).
Managed care An organization, enterprise or governmental body.
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Executive agencies, on the other hand, must stay within the limits of procedural statutes and enabling legislation.
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Each document is stored as a digital file in a central repository and can be transferred as electronic copies to the state agencies that process claims or over the Internet in encrypted form to outside medical experts.

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