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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Compliance Contacts

Teresa Lewis
Small Business Director
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Phone: 202-690-7235
TTY/TTD: 800-877-8339
sbmail@hhs.gov

Compliance Resources

The following agencies and offices provide compliance resources for small businesses:

Indian Health Service

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Food and Drug Administration

Office of Inspector General

Health Resources and Services Administration

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • HIPAA Administrative Simplification
    HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is responsible for improving efficiency in healthcare through the standardization of electronic data interchange, as well as providing measures to ensure confidentiality and security of health data.
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
    All clinical laboratories must be properly certified to receive Medicare or Medicaid payments
  • The CMS Online Manual System
    Transmittals, Internet-Only Manual Updates, Manual Updates
  • Quarterly Provider Updates
    Medicare information
  • CMS Rulings
    CMS rulings are decisions of the Administrator that serve as precedent final opinions and orders and statements of policy and interpretation.
  • Paperwork Reduction Act
    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 significantly changes many aspects of Information Collection by the Federal government.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

National Institutes of Health

Centers for Disease Control

Office for Civil Rights

  • Office for Civil Rights - HIPAA
    Provides information on enforcement of the Privacy Rule issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the protection of medical privacy. Includes regulations, guidance, FAQs, links to other sources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

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