Protecting the Health and Safety of HHS Beneficiaries
HHS programs provide critical services to diverse populations across a broad range of care settings. Some such services are directly provided by HHS personnel, some delivered via HHS grant programs and others rendered by professionals of the beneficiary's choosing, who then claim reimbursement from Federal programs. Services include health care services, educational services, child care services, and even physical custody for select populations. Ensuring that intended beneficiaries receive appropriate services and are not subjected to abuse or neglect represents a major challenge for the Department.