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Public Health Policy - Government
The main gateway to federal and some state policy information. Also search individual agency sites for additional information.
CDC National Center for Health Statistics
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this group compiles research and statistical information to help identify disparities in health care status and use, monitor trends, and evaluate the impact and cost effectiveness of programs.
Department of Health and Human Services
HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting health and providing essential human services. It is also the largest grant-making agency in the federal government, providing some 60,000 grants per year.
CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Includes news, regulation updates, legislation in health care, and industry tips.
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Went into effect in 2003. Designed to protect patient privacy by setting federal standards for storage and access to patent records. The Administration Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA) added the provision that all transactions must be submitted electronically. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 added provisions for a standard and operating rules for electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (RA) and claims attachments.