Definitions for "Department of Health and Human Services"
Keywords:  dhhs, medicaid, hhs, medicare, welfare
The federal department that is responsible for health-related programs and issues. Its Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) agency administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases July 12, 2006 (mh)
A federal department whose responsibility is primarily dealing with social service functions such as administration and supervision of the Medicare program.