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U.s. Department Of Health And Human Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the primary agency responsible for administering human services throughout the United States for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. It makes healthcare insurance more affordable through the Affordable Care act (ACA), Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Implement and enforce public health safety, provide education and training, research, protect health care rights, and social services. It has a total of ten organizations that falls under its umbrella and offices and agencies that establish policies related to health care and legislation. It is instrumental in implementing laws and enforcing regulations that congress and executive branch mandates it to do.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency within the Health and Human Services that runs Medicare and Medicaid. In addition to Medicare and Medicaid CMS oversees the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), among other services.1 It provides quality healthcare services to the indigent, elderly, and other needs based groups and also has been charged with the implantation of electronic health records program. It drives policy development and analysis, program operations and budget preparation, health care research and demonstrations, data collection and
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