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Company Overview of United States Department of Health & Human Services

Company Overview

United States Department of Health & Human Services is a government organization that provides health and human services. The organization offers public health, food and drug safety, grants and funding, and health insurance services. Additionally, it provides health and social science research, financial assistance, pre school education, and child abuse and domestic violence prevention services. United States Department of Health & Human Services is based in Washington, District of Columbia.

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC 20201

United States

Founded in 2007



Key Executives for United States Department of Health & Human Services

Age: 48
Chief Executive Officer of Beatrice State Developmental Center
Chief of Staff
Deputy Secretary
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

United States Department of Health & Human Services Key Developments

Department of Health and Human Services Appoints Phillips to Serve as Member of Cabinet as Chief Executive Officer

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he has chosen Phillips to serve as a member of his cabinet as Chief Executive Officer of the state's Department of Health and Human Services.

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. to Pay $38 Million for Substandard Nursing Services

The Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) jointly announced that Extendicare Health Services Inc. have agreed to pay $38 million to the United States and eight states to resolve allegations that Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for materially substandard nursing services that were so deficient that they were effectively worthless and billed Medicare for medically unreasonable and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services. This resolution is the large failure of care settlement with a chain-wide skilled nursing facility in the department's history. As part of the settlement, Extendicare has also been required to enter into a five year chain-wide Corporate Integrity Agreement with HHS-OIG. The settlement resolves allegations that between 2007 and 2013, in 33 of its skilled nursing homes in eight states, Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for materially substandard skilled nursing services and failed to provide care to its residents that met federal and state standards of care and regulatory requirements. Additionally, this settlement resolves allegations that between 2007 and 2013, in 33 of its skilled nursing homes, Extendicare provided medically unreasonable and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services to its Medicare Part A beneficiaries, particularly during the patients' assessment reference periods, so that it could bill Medicare for those patients at the high per diem rate possible. As a result of settlement, the federal government will receive $32.3 million and the eight state Medicaid programs will receive $5.7 million. The Medicaid program is funded jointly by the federal and state governments.

The Department of Health and Human Services Announces Executive Changes

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced staff changes to several leadership positions effective immediately. Accepting the position of DHHS Deputy Director for Programs is Dena Schmidt who most recently served as the Medicaid Specialist for the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) and formerly served as the Resource Development Chief for the Division of Aging and Disability Services. As Deputy Director, Dena will manage the Director's Office Programs to include the Grants Management Unit, IDEA Part C Office, Tribal Liaison Office, Office of Consumer Health Assistance, Office of Minority Health, and 211. In addition, she will serve as a liaison for the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. Dena has extensive experience in research, policy development and system design relating to public assistance programs in addition to 12 years' specific experience with the Nevada Medicaid Program. Reno Previous DHHS Deputy Director, Steve Fisher, has accepted the position of DWSS Administrator and will retain his role as lead for the 2015 Supported State Based Marketplace (SSBM) Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment project coordinating the activities between Deloitte Consulting and the State. In addition, Steve will oversee Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), Child Support Enforcement Program, Child Care Assistance Program, Employment and Training Programs for TANF and SNAP recipients, Energy Assistance Program, and eligibility for Nevada's Medicaid Program. Steve, who recently served as interim Executive Director for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, was DWSS Deputy Administrator of Programs and Field Operations for 2 years. Steve has strong program and health care knowledge and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. The previous DWSS Administrator, Michael McMahon, has accepted another position.

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