The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The official HHS motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America."
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Modeling Per Capita State Health Expenditure Variation State-Level Characteristics Matter, published in Volume 3, Issue 4, of the Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, focuses on average spending in personal health care per capita at the state le
Data reported in Evaluating Whether Higher Utilization of Hospital Outpatient Services Contributed to Lower Readmission Rate in 2012, published in Volume 4, Issue 1, of the Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, sheds light on the question of whet
This report analyzes the use of dental services by children enrolled in Medicaid from federal fiscal years (FFY) 2000 to 2010. The number and percent of children receiving dental services under Medicaid climbed continuously over the decade.
The Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized, primary screening and assessment tool of health status that forms the foundation of the comprehensive assessment for all residents in a Medicare and-or Medicaid-certified long-term care
Examination of efficiency in health care requires that cost information be normalized.
A bundled hospital payment system that encompasses both acute and post-acute care has been proposed as a means of creating financial incentives in the Medicare fee-for-service system to foster care coordination and to improve the current disorgani
Policy makers are interested in aggregating fee-for-service reimbursement into episode-based bundle payments, hoping it will lead to greater efficiency in the provision of care.