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Author: Jeffrey Levi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: food, department, health, human, system, services, fixing, america, safe, blueprint, keeping, safety
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437916007
ISBN-13: 9781437916003

The U.S. food safety system is in crisis. Approx. 76 million Americans -- one in four -- are sickened by foodborne disease each year. Of these, an estimated 325,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die. This report discusses the top concerns about food safety that experts have identified and addresses the food safety functions within the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). Contents: (1) Food Safety Programs at HHS: The Current Structure; (2) Current HHS Food Safety Functions Do Not Meet Todayżs Threats; (3) The Benefits of Aligning Food Safety Functions at HHS; (4) Background on Reform Effor
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Author: Leslie G. Aronovitz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: workload, ssa, hhs, remain, appeals, transfer, concerns, regarding, plans, medicare
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 1422302695
ISBN-13: 9781422302699

Two fed. agencies -- the Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) & the Social Security Admin. (SSA) -- play a role in resolving Medicare appeals, but neither agency manages the entire process. In Dec. 2000, an Act mandated appeals reform, including stricter time frames for processing Medicare appeals. Another Act in 2003 mandated that SSA transfer its Medicare appeals workload to HHS in 2005 to consolidate Medicare appeals within a single federal agency. This report: (1) assesses the agencies' progress in preparing to implement the transfer; & (2) determines how HHS spent funds appropriated for
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Author: Marjorie Kanof
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: infections, prevention, prioritize, practices, hhs, improve, data, leadership, associated, care, hospitals, continuing, health, needed
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437914438
ISBN-13: 9781437914436

Health-care-associated infections (HAI ) -- infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions -- are estimated to be 1 of the top 10 causes of death in the nation. This statement summarizes a March 2008 report on this subject which examined: (1) CDC's guidelines for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIs and what HHS does to promote their implementation; (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) and hospital accrediting organizations¿ required standards for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIs; and (3) HHS programs that collect data related to HAIs and in
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Author: John K. Needham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: controls, new, contracting, authorities, internal, agency, bioshield, hhs, improve, project
Number of Pages: 22
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437919642
ISBN-13: 9781437919646

The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (BioShield Act) increased the fed. govżts. ability to procure needed countermeasures to address threats from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents. Under the BioShield Act, HHS was provided with new contracting authorities (increased simplified acquisition and micropurchase thresholds, and expanded abilities to use procedures other than open competition and personal services contracts) and was authorized to use $5.6 billion in a Special Reserve Fund to procure countermeasures. This report reviewed: (1) how HHS has used its purchasing and cont
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Author: Marjorie Kanof
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: infections, prevention, prioritize, practices, hhs, improve, data, leadership, associated, care, hospitals, continuing, health, needed
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437917038
ISBN-13: 9781437917031

According to the CDC, health-care-associated infections (HAI) -- infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions -- are estimated to be one of the top 10 causes of death in the nation. This statement summarizes a March 2008 report by the same name on these Infections. This report examined: (1) CDC's guidelines for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIs and what HHS does to promote their implementation; (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' and hospital accrediting organizations' required standards for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIs; and (3) HHS progr
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Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: infections, prevention, prioritize, practices, hhs, improve, data, needed, care, associated, hospitals, leadership, health
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 2008-08
ISBN-10: 1437903835
ISBN-13: 9781437903836

According to the CDC, health-care-associated infections (HAI) are estimated to be 1 of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. HAI¿s are infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions. The author examined: (1) CDC¿s guidelines for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAI¿s and what the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) does to promote their implementation; (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services¿ (CMS) and hospital accrediting organizations¿ required standards for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAI¿s and how compliance is assessed; and (3) HHS prog
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Author: Michael F. Mangano
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: service, payments, fee, medicare, fiscal, year, improper
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2008-08
ISBN-10: 143790324X
ISBN-13: 9781437903249

The objective of this review by the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General was to estimate the extent of FY 2000 fee-for-service Medicare payments that did not comply with Medicare laws and regulations. Based on HHS¿s statistical sample, HHS estimates that improper Medicare benefit payments made during FY 2000 totaled $11.9 billion, or about 6.8% of the $173.6 billion in processed fee-for-service payments reported by the Health Care Financing Admin. (HCFA). As in past years, these improper payments could range from inadvertent mistakes to outright fraud and abuse
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