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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of Health Policy

The Office of Health Policy (HP) Focuses on health-related issues, including public health, health care delivery, health insurance, and health care financing programs in the public (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program) and private sectors.  It is responsible for health-related policy development and analysis, budget review, assisting with the development of legislation, and review of regulations.  HP also conducts and coordinates research, evaluation, and data collection on health policy matters.  HP works closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and with the Public Health Service (PHS) agencies such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  HP has played major development and support roles in health care reform and financing proposals since the 1970s.

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