In January 2001, the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, the largest employer-sponsored health insurance program in the Nation, instituted a mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) parity policy in compliance with an earlier Presidential directive. This policy mandated that MH/SA services would be covered to the same extent as gene
Health Care in Transition:
Technology Assessment in the Private Sector
Richard Rettig of the RAND Corporation
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Background About the Four Cities
Immigrants Access to Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Immigrants Access to Health Services
Safety Net Providers Organizational and Financial Responses
Factors Shaping the Policy Responses
This report explores one key dimension of access to public benefits the application and eligibility determination process. Of particular interest is how local-level administrative procedures and operations may generally affect eligible families access to benefits. Special consideration is given to exploring these issues as they relate to immigra
Child Support provides critical income to families with children and reduces the likelihood of dependence. These child support risk factors reflect the presence and magnitude of child support payments made by noncustodial parents for families receiving services from the Child Support Enforcement Program.
Figure ECON 8a. Total Non-AFDC and AFD
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Founded in 1887, today NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S. NIH, comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers, is 1 of 8 health agencies of the Public Health Service, which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HRSA disseminates a range of information to the public via the HRSA web site, the HRSA Information Center, and the Office of Communications. The HRSA Information Center is a gateway to information about HRSA programs. All information supplied through this center has been cleared through HRSA and ASPA. Through the Information Center, health care pr
As described in the HHS Implementation Plan, as one of the HHS operating divisions, we have established a number of quality assurance policies, standards, and processes for ensuring the quality of the information we disseminate to the public. Our documents undergo a rigorous review and clearance evaluation according to pre-established procedures,
We make a large number of documents and information available to a variety of audiences. The major types, with examples of each, are provided here.
Public Communications About Risk
As part of our mission to protect the public health and safety, we provide the public with a wide variety of information on risk, including information on food
This site describes the HHS Information Quality Guidelines as well as the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencies to issue guidelines
In 2010, the year for the data estimates, the federal poverty threshold was $11,344 for a single adult and $17,552 for a family of three with one child. Twice the pov-erty level was $22,688 for a single adult and $35,104 for a family of three (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/threshld/).
Men in the armed forces and those in group qua
State long-term care (LTC) financing and delivery systems and, in particular, Medicaid funded LTC have long been criticized for being “institutionally biased.” Shifting the balance in publicly-funded LTC provision away from institutional care (nursing homes, long-term hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled) tow
State long-term care (LTC) financing and delivery systems and, in particular, Medicaid funded LTC have long been criticized for being “institutionally biased.” Shifting the balance in publicly-funded long-term care provision away from institutional care (nursing homes, long-term hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually di