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HHS Fiscal Year 2014 Freedom of Information Annual Report

I.  BASIC INFORMATION REGARDING REPORT

1. Name, title, address, and telephone number of person(s) to be contacted with questions about the Report.

Michael S. Marquis
Director, Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
United Sates Department of Health and Human Services
330 C Street, S.W., Room 2221
Washington D.C. 20201
(202) 690-7453

2. ELECTRONIC ADDRESS FOR THIS REPORT ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:

3. ADDRESS FOR PAPER COPIES OF THIS REPORT

Contact Michael Marquis or Michael Bell, FOIA Public Liaison, at the address or telephone number listed above, or at: http://www.hhs.gov/foia/contacts/index.html

II.  HOW TO MAKE A FOIA REQUEST

1. HHS and OPDIV Freedom of Information Officers/FOIA Requester Service Centers:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Website:  http://www.hhs.gov/foia
Freedom of Information Officer
Mary E. Switzer Building, Room 2206
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-690-7453

Administration for Children and Families (ACF):
Website:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/freedom-of-information-act
Freedom of Information Officer
901 D Street, S.W.
7th Floor West
Aerospace Building
Washington, D.C. 20447
Phone: 202-401-9215

Administration for Community Living (ACL):
Website:  http://www.acl.gov/Site_Utilities/FOIA/index.aspx
Freedom of Information Officer
Administration for Community Living
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-357-3540

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
Website:  http://www.ahrq.gov/news/foia.htm
Freedom of Information Officer
540 Gaither Road
The Eisenberg Building, Room 3129
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-427-1866

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Website:  http://www.cdc.gov/od/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MS D-54
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Phone: 404-498-1580

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
Website:  http://www.cms.hhs.gov/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
North Building, Room N2-20-06
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Phone: 410-786-5353

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
Website:  http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/foi/
Division of Freedom of Information
Office the Executive Secretariat, OC
12420 Parklawn Drive, Room 1020
Rockville, Maryland 20857
301-796-3900 (main)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
Website:  http://www.hrsa.gov/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
Parklawn Building, Room 14-15
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 301-443-3376

Indian Health Service (IHS):
Website:  http://www.ihs.gov/AdminMngrResources/FOIA/
Freedom of Information Officer
12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450
Twinbrook II, Metro Plaza Building
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 301-443-1116

National Institute of Health (NIH):
Website:  http://www.nih.gov/icd/od/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
Building 31, Room 5B35
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 301-496-5633

Office of Inspector General (OIG):
Website:  http://oig.hhs.gov/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
Cohen Building, Suite 1062
330 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-619-2541

Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS):
Website:  http://www.psc.gov/psc_foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
Room 17-66, Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-5252

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH):
Website:  http://www.psc.gov/psc_foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 920
Bethesda, MD 20857
Phone: 301-492-4800

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Website:  http://www.samhsa.gov/foia/
Freedom of Information Officer
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1042
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 240-276-2137

2. Brief description of why some requests are not granted: Documents requested were protected by an exemption and release would have caused harm to the interest protected by the exemption. Information withheld may include home addresses and phone numbers, social security numbers, medical records, proprietary business records, investigatory records, that if released may interfere with open investigations, and drafts of documents.

3. HHS FOIA Regulations:  http://www.hhs.gov/foia/45cfr5.html

III. ACRONYMS, DEFINITIONS, AND EXEMPTIONS:

1. The following acronyms / agency component abbreviations, are utilized in this report:

Component Abbreviation

Component Name

OS Office of the Secretary
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACL Administration for Community Living
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IHS Indian Health Service
NIH National Institutes of Health
OASH Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
OIG Office of Inspector General
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

2. Following are definitions of terms used in this Report:

Administrative Appeal – a request to a federal agency asking that it review at a higher administrative level a FOIA determination made by the agency at the initial request level.

Average Number – the number obtained by dividing the sum of a group of numbers by the quantity of numbers in the group.  For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the average number is 8.

Backlog – the number of requests or administrative appeals that are pending at an agency at the end of the fiscal year that are beyond the statutory time period for a response.

Component – for agencies that process requests on a decentralized basis, a "component" is an entity, also sometimes referred to as an Office, Division, Bureau, Center, or Directorate, within the agency that processes FOIA requests.  The FOIA now requires that agencies include in their Annual FOIA Report data for both the agency overall and for each principal component of the agency.

Consultation – the procedure whereby the agency responding to a FOIA request first forwards a record to another agency or component within the same agency for its review because that other agency has an interest in the document. Once the agency in receipt of the consultation finishes its review of the record, it responds back to the agency or component within the same agency that forwarded it.  That agency, in turn, will then respond to the FOIA requester.

Exemption 3 Statute – a federal statute that exempts information from disclosure and which the agency relies on to withhold information under subsection (b)(3) of the FOIA.

FOIA Request – a FOIA request is generally a request to a federal agency for access to records concerning another person (i.e., a "third- party" request), or concerning an organization, or a particular topic of interest.  FOIA requests also include requests made by requesters seeking records concerning themselves (i.e., "first-party" requests) when those requesters are not subject to the Privacy Act, such as non- U.S. citizens.  Moreover, because all first-party requesters should be afforded the benefit of both the access provisions of the FOIA as well as those of the Privacy Act, FOIA requests also include any first-party requests where an agency determines that it must search beyond its Privacy Act "systems of records" or where a Privacy Act exemption applies, and the agency looks to FOIA to afford the greatest possible access. All requests which require the agency to utilize the FOIA in responding to the requester are included in this Report. Additionally, a FOIA request includes records referred to the agency for processing and direct response to the requester.  It does not, however, include records for which the agency has received a consultation from another agency.  (Consultations are reported separately in Section XII of this Report.)

Full Grant – an agency decision to disclose all records in full in response to a FOIA request.

Full Denial – an agency decision not to release any records in response to a FOIA request because the records are exempt in their entireties under one or more of the FOIA exemptions, or because of a procedural reason, such as when no records could be located.

Median Number – the middle, not average, number.  For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the median number is 7.

Multi-Track Processing – a system in which simple requests requiring relatively minimal review are placed in one processing track and more voluminous and complex requests are placed in one or more other tracks.  Requests granted expedited processing are placed in yet another track.  Requests in each track are processed on a first in/first out basis.

Expedited Processing – an agency will process a FOIA request on an expedited basis when a requester satisfies the requirements for expedited processing as set forth in the statute and in agency regulations.

Simple Request – a FOIA request that an agency using multi-track processing places in its fastest (non- expedited) track based on the low volume and/or simplicity of the records requested.

Complex Request – a FOIA request that an agency using multi-track processing places in a slower track based on the high volume and/or complexity of the records requested.

Partial Grant/Partial Denial – in response to a FOIA request, an agency decision to disclose portions of the records and to withhold other portions that are exempt under the FOIA, or to otherwise deny a portion of the request for a procedural reason.

Pending Request or Pending Administrative Appeal – a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has not taken final action in all respects.

Perfected Request – a request for records which reasonably describes such records and is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any) and procedures to be followed.

Processed Request or Processed Administrative Appeal – a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has taken final action in all respects.

Range in Number of Days – the lowest and highest number of days to process requests or administrative appeals.

Time Limits – the time period in the statute for an agency to respond to a FOIA request (ordinarily twenty working days from receipt of a perfected FOIA request).

3.  Following are concise descriptions of the nine FOIA exemptions:

Exemption 1:  classified national defense and foreign relations information

Exemption 2:  information that is related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency

Exemption 3:  information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law

Exemption 4:  trade secrets and other confidential business information

Exemption 5: inter-agency or intra-agency communications that are protected by legal privileges

Exemption 6:  information involving matters of personal privacy

Exemption 7: records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, to the extent that the production of those records (A) could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, (D) could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source, (E) would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or (F) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual

Exemption 8:  information relating to the supervision of financial institutions

Exemption 9: geological information on wells

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

Statute

Type of Information
Withheld

Case Citation

Agency / Component

Number of Times
Relied upon
by Agency / Component

Total Number of
Times Relied upon
by Agency Overall

42 U.S.C § 247d-6b(d) National stockpile information None

OS

1

2

   

CDC

1

18 U.S.C. § 208(d)(1) Providing that "a copy of any determination granting an exemption under subsection (b)(1) or (b)(3) [from application of penalties for acts affecting personal financial interests determined to constitute bribery, graft, or conflicts of interest] shall be made available to the public," but exempting from this disclosure requirement "any information contained in the determination that would be exempt from disclosure under section 552 of title 5" Seife v. NIH, 874 F. Supp. 2d
248, 256 (S.D.N.Y. 2012).

OS

1

1

42 U.S.C § 247d-6b(d) Technical data or scientific information that is created or obtained during the countermeasure and product advanced research and development None

OS

1

1

15 U.S.C § 1335a (b)(2)(A) Cigarette additive information None

CDC

1

1

42 U.S.C § 242m(d) Identifiable information for certain research and statistical activities – guarantee of confidentiality None

CDC

6

6

50 U.S.C Section  §3024(i) Intelligence sources and methods None

CDC

1

1

21 USC  § 350 d(a)(5) Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act None

FDA

11

11

21 U.S.C. § 331(j)
(Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act)
Certain information "concerning any method or process which as a trade secret is entitled to protection" Anderson v. HHS, 907 F.d 936  950-5-1 (10th Cir. 1990).

FDA

163

163

42 U.S.C § 300aa12(d)(4)(A) "Except as provided in subparagraph (B), information submitted to a special master or the court in a proceeding on a petition [for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program]
. . . without the express written consent of the person who submitted the information"
Long V DOJ, NO 06CB1086, 2011 WL 113925 at *10 (N.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2011).

HRSA

1

1

42 U.S.C  § 11137(b) Adverse reports of a health care practitioner's conduct reported to the National Practitioner Data Base None

HRSA

2

2

25 U.S.C § 1675(a)(3) Medical quality assurance records cannot be released  

IHS

2

2

5 U.S.C § 574(j) Confidential communications with agency Ombudsman (3rd party neutral) None

NIH

1

1

5 U.S.C. app. § 107(a) (Ethics in Government Act of 1978) Financial disclosure information pertaining to certain government employees Meyerhoff v. EPA, 958 F.2d
1498, 1500-02 (9th Cir.
1992); Seife v. NIH, 874 F. Supp. 2d 248, 254 (S.D.N.Y.
2012); Concepcion v. FBI,
606 F. Supp. 2d 14, 33 (D.D.C. 2009), renewed motion for summary judgment granted in part on other grounds, 699 F. Supp. 2d 106 (D.D.C. 2010); Glascoe v. DOJ, No. 04-0486, 2005 WL
1139269, at *1 (D.D.C. May
15, 2005).

NIH

2

2

15 U.S.C. § 3710a(c)(7)(A) “[T]rade secrets or commercial or financial, under the meaning of section 552(b)(4) of Title 5, which is obtained in the conduct of research or as a result of activities under this chapter,” which pertains to cooperative research and development agreements for the purpose of technological and industrial innovation. Publ. Citizen Health Research Group v. NIH, 209 F.Supp.2d 37, 43, 51 (D.D.C. 2002); DeLorme Pub. Col, Inc., v. NOAA, 917 F.Supp.867, 871-72 (D. Me. 1996), appeal dismissed per stipulation, No. 96-1601 (1st Cir. July 8, 1996).

NIH

11

11

42 U.S.C. § 262a(h)(1) Information regarding select agents None

NIH

2

44

   

OIG

37

   

CDC

5

35 U.S.C. § 209(f) Plans of a licensee for development or marketing of a federally owned invention.  

NIH

1

1

41 U.S.C. § 2102 (amending 41 U.S.C.§ 423(a)(1))*
(Procurement Integrity Act)
Contractor bid or proposal information; source selection information Legal & Safety Employer Research, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of the Army, No. Civ. S001748, 2001 WL 34098652, at *3-4 (E.D. Cal. May 4, 2001) (dictum).

NIH

1

2

   

CMS

1

41 U.S.C. § 253b(m)(1) (currently at 41 U.S.C. § 4702) Contractor proposals that are in the possession or control of an executive agency and that have not been set forth or incorporated by reference into contracts. Sinkfield v. HUD, No. 10-
885, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
35233, at *13-15 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 15, 2012); Margolin v. NASA, No. 09-CV-00421, 2011 WL 1303221, at *6 (D. Nev. Mar. 31, 2011); Hornbostel v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior, 305 F. Supp. 2d
21, 30 (D.D.C. 2003), summary affirmance granted, No. 03-5257, 2004 WL 1900562 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 25, 2004).

NIH

1

43

    CDC

5

    CMS

28

    FDA

3

    OASH

6

42 U.S.C § 1306C Master File Death Records   OIG

2

2

Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95–452; 5 U.S.C. App.) Complaints by employees; Disclosure of identity; Reprisals None OIG

43

43

Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e), enacted by Act of July 30,
1977, Pub. L. No. 95-78,
91 Stat. 319
Certain records pertaining to grand jury proceedings Sussman v. USMS, 494 F.3d
1106, 1113 (D.C. Cir. 2007); Fund for Constitutional Gov't v. Nat'l Archives & Records Serv., 656 F.2d 856, 867-68 (D.C. Cir. 1981); Durham v. U.S. Atty. Gen., No. 06-843, 2008 WL 620744, at *2 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 3, 2008); Cozen O'Connor v. U.S. Dep't of Treasury, 570 F. Supp. 2d
749, 776 (E.D. Pa. 2008).
OIG

1

1

V. A. FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED AND PENDING FOIA REQUESTS

Component / Agency

Number of Requests
Pending as of Start
of Fiscal Year

Number of
Requests Received
in Fiscal Year

Number of
Requests Processed
in Fiscal Year

Number of Requests
Pending as of End
of Fiscal Year

OS

388

1,531

1,605

314

ACF

154

1,864

1,255

763

ACL

0

13

11

2

CDC

578

1,141

1,028

691

CMS

3,383

26,361

25,027

4,717

FDA

2,863

10,224

10,191

2,896

HRSA

89

355

352

92

IHS

28

152

160

20

NIH

71

1,169

1,156

84

OASH

138

437

455

120

OIG

6

843

815

34

SAMHSA

96

193

238

51

AGENCY OVERALL

7,794

44,283

42,293

9,784


 

 
Due to the Government Shutdown in October 2013, there were data entry delays in reporting the correct ending/ beginning pending case counts.  The following changes are reported for the HHS components:
OS: reported 390 at the end of FY 2013, 388 at the beginning of FY 2014.
ACF: reported 153 at the end of FY 2013, 154 at the beginning of FY 2014.
CDC: reported 580 at the end of FY 2013, 578 at the beginning pf FY 2014.
HRSA: reported 81 at the beginning pf FY 2014, 89 at the beginning of FY 2014.
NIH: reported 70 at the end of FY 2013, 71 at the beginning of FY 2014.
OASH: reported 143 at the beginning of FY 2013, 138 at the beginning of FY 2014.
SAMSHA: reported 103  at the end of FY 2013; 96 at the beginning of FY 2014
 

V. B. (1) DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS - ALL PROCESSED REQUESTS

Com-
ponent 
/ Agency

Num-
ber 
of 
Full 
Grants

Number 
of 
Partial Grants 

Partial Denials

Num-
ber 
of 
Full 
Denials Based 
on 
Exemp-
tions

Number of Full Denials Based on Reasons Other than Exemptions

 

No 
Re-
cords

All Records Re-
ferred to Another Com-
ponent or Agency

Re-
quest 
With-
drawn

Fee-
Re-
lated Reason

Records not Reason-
ably Des-
cribed

Im-
proper FOIA 
Re-
quest 
for 
Other Reason

Not Agency 
Re-cord

Dup-
licate 
Re-
quest

Other 
*Ex-
plain 
in 
chart 
below

TOTAL

OS

159

266

22

106

855

50

1

18

24

68

14

22

1,605

ACF

241

876

0

11

40

24

0

6

16

29

11

1

1,255

ACL

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

CDC

210

206

19

165

98

58

13

10

8

19

13

209

1,028

CMS

9,119

3,283

5,473

4,359

267

516

389

215

733

238

337

98

25,027

FDA

7,821

125

208

493

34

1,055

62

19

78

4

193

99

10,191

HRSA

197

127

5

6

5

7

0

0

3

2

0

0

352

IHS

30

35

12

17

24

9

0

0

3

7

0

23

160

NIH

700

133

14

131

17

122

1

9

6

22

1

0

1,156

OASH

142

192

10

48

10

19

2

7

2

2

0

21

455

OIG

129

168

90

125

21

58

1

7

69

116

10

21

815

SAMHSA

84

91

5

14

1

15

0

0

0

12

6

10

238

AGENCY 
OVERALL

18,843

5,502

5,858

5,475

1,372

1,933

469

291

942

519

585

504

42,293


 

V. B. (2) DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS -- "OTHER" REASONS FOR "FULL DENIALS BASED ON REASONS OTHER THAN EXEMPTIONS"


 

Component / Agency

Description of "Other" Reasons for Denials from Chart B (1)

Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Relied Upon

COMPONENT TOTAL

OS Administrative Closure- Based on response/non-response to continued interest correspondence

18

22

Litigation

3

Referred to Website

1

ACF Fail to respond to designated date

1

1

ACL N/A

0

0

CDC Administrative Closure- Based on response/non-response to continued interest correspondence

209

209

CMS Aggregate Cases

16

98

Litigation and Subpoena

17

Administrative Closure - Based on response/non-response to continued interest correspondence

65

FDA Referred requester to record posted on internet

99

99

HRSA N/A

0

0

IHS Information on the website

4

23

Administrative Closure- Based on response/ non-response to continued interest calls and correspondence

19

NIH N/A

0

0

OASH Failed to respond on designated date

19

21

No response to subpoena as request letter

1

No response to unpaid invoice letter

1

OIG In Litigation

1

21

Administrative Closure- Based on response/non-response to continued interest correspondence

20

SAMHSA Administrative Closure- based on response/non response to continued interest calls and correspondence

9

10

Unable to Locate Requester

1

AGENCY OVERALL

   

504


 

V. B. (3). DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS - NUMBER OF TIMES EXEMPTIONS APPLIED

Component / Agency

Ex. 1

Ex. 2

Ex. 3

Ex. 4

Ex. 5

Ex. 6

Ex. 7(A)

Ex. 7(B)

Ex. 7(C)

Ex. 7(D)

Ex. 7(E)

Ex. 7(F)

Ex. 8

Ex. 9

OS

0

0

5

96

133

209

18

0

59

0

2

9

0

0

ACF

0

0

0

11

9

866

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ACL

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CDC

0

2

19

44

43

184

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CMS

0

2

29

74

30

6,122

6

1

670

93

67

0

0

0

FDA

0

5

42

163

17

40

116

0

17

6

5

2

0

0

HRSA

0

0

3

124

6

65

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

IHS

0

0

0

10

8

27

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NIH

0

0

19

44

40

46

11

0

5

0

1

0

0

0

OASH

0

1

6

101

27

168

3

0

58

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

1

83

76

48

179

86

0

132

0

19

4

0

0

SAMHSA

0

0

0

78

2

92

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

11

206

821

363

8,000

241

1

941

99

94

18

0

0


 

VI. A. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED, AND PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS

Component / Agency

Number of Appeals
Pending as of Start
of Fiscal Year

Number of
Appeals Received
in Fiscal Year

Number of
Appeals Processed
in Fiscal Year

Number of Appeals
Pending as of End
of Fiscal Year

OS

190

203

218

175

CMS

151

122

28

245

AGENCY OVERALL

341

325

246

420


 

 
OS: Due to the Government Shutdown in October 2013, there were data entry delays in reporting the correct ending pending/ beginning pending case counts resulting in two appeals reopening and increasing the total at the close of FY 2013 from 188 to 190.
 
 

VI. B. DISPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS -- ALL PROCESSED APPEALS

Component / Agency

Number Affirmed on Appeal

Number Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on Appeal

Number Completely Reversed/Remanded on Appeal

Number of Appeals Closed for Other Reasons

TOTAL

OS

83

30

6

99

218

CMS

3

4

1

20

28

AGENCY OVERALL

86

34

7

119

246


 

VI. C. (1). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- NUMBER OF TIMES EXEMPTIONS APPLIED

Component / Agency

Ex. 1

Ex. 2

Ex. 3

Ex. 4

Ex. 5

Ex. 6

Ex. 7(A)

Ex. 7(B)

Ex. 7(C)

Ex. 7(D)

Ex. 7(E)

Ex. 7(F)

Ex. 8

Ex. 9

OS

0

1

7

16

17

29

4

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

CMS

0

0

0

0

1

12

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

1

7

16

18

41

4

0

18

0

0

0

0

0


 

VI. C. (2). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- REASONS OTHER THAN EXEMPTIONS

Component / 
Agency

No 
Re-
cords

Re-
cords 
Re-
ferred 
at 
Initial Request Level

Request With-
drawn

Fee-
Related Reason

Records not Rea-
sonably Described

Im-
proper 
Re-
quest 
for 
Other 
Rea-
sons

Not 
Agency Record

Du-
plicate 
Re-
quest 
or 
Appeal

Re-
quest 
in 
Liti-
gation

Appeal Based 
Solely 
on 
Denial 
of 
Request 
for 
Expedited Processing

Other *Explain 
in 
chart 
below

OS

28

3

47

4

0

0

3

3

0

17

35

CMS

3

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

AGENCY 
OVERALL

31

3

62

4

0

0

3

3

1

17

36


 

VI. C. (3). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- "OTHER" REASONS

Component / Agency

Description of "Other" Reasons for Denial on Appeal from Chart C (2)

Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Relied Upon

COMPONENT TOTAL

OS Appeal Moot

26

35

No response to unpaid invoice letter

1

Appeal Untimely

8

CMS Aggregated Cases

1

1

AGENCY OVERALL

   

36


 

VI. C. (4). RESPONSE TIME FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS

Component / Agency

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Lowest Number of Days

Highest Number of Days

OS

124.00

589.00

<1

1,574.00

CMS

362.00

346.00

8.00

631.00

AGENCY OVERALL

150.00

314.00

8.00

1,574.00


 

VI. C. (5). TEN OLDEST PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS

Component / 
Agency

Sub-Row 
Heading

10th Oldest Appeal

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Appeal

OS

Date of 
Appeal

2009-
10-15

2009-
03-17

2009-
02-12

2009-
02-12

2009-
01-30

2008-
09-15

2008-
09-09

2008-
09-09

2008-
02-20

2008-
02-08

Number 
of Days 
Pending

1245

1393

1415

1415

1424

1517

1521

1521

1662

1669

CMS

Date of Appeal

2011-
11-07

2011-
11-01

2011-
10-26

2011-
10-19

2011-
10-03

2011-
08-29

2011-
08-19

2011-
08-11

2011-
06-23

2011-
06-01

Number of 
Days Pending

726

732

736

741

752

776

782

788

822

838

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of 
Appeal

2009-
10-15

2009-
03-17

2009-
02-12

2009-
02-12

2009-
01-30

2008-
09-15

2008-
09-09

2008-
09-09

2008-
02-20

2008-
02-08

Number of 
Days Pending

1245

1393

1415

1415

1424

1517

1521

1521

1662

1669


VII. A. Processed Requests - Response Time for All Processed Perfected Requests

Component / Agency

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Me-
dian 
Num-
ber 
of 
Days

Av-
erage 
Num-
ber of 
Days

Low-
est Num-
ber 
of Days

Highest Num-
ber of Days

Median Num-
ber of Days

Average Num-
ber of Days

Low-
est Num-
ber of Days

High-
est Num-
ber of Days

Median Num-
ber of Days

Average Num-
ber of Days

Low-
est Num-
ber of Days

High-
est Num-
ber of Days

OS

1

3

1

40

1

98

1

1681

5

59

1

871

ACF

62

62

1

903

83

108

1

670

86

86

86

86

ACL

20

20

25

28

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CDC

14

47

<1

930

41

153

<1

1427

41

37

11

51

CMS

14

22

1

842

3

34

1

829

58

90

1

690

FDA

7

24

1

1167

51

138

1

1561

693

693

693

693

HRSA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

37

107

1

605

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

IHS

10

15

5

80

42

60

14

172

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NIH

12

14

1

98

43

56

1

430

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OASH

5

8

1

35

134

239

11

938

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OIG

1

3

1

19

21

28

1

173

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SAMHSA

72

123

1

494

100

138

1

569

5

5

5

5

AGENCY OVERALL

14

24

N/A

1167

26

87

N/A

1561

90

40

N/A

871



VII. B. Processed Requests - Response Time for Perfected Requests in Which Information Was Granted

Component / Agency

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Median Num-
ber of Days

Average Num-
ber of Days

Low-
est Num-
ber of Days

High-
est Num-
ber of Days

Median Num-
ber of Days

Average Num-
ber of Days

Low-
est Num-
ber of Days

High-
est Num-
ber of Days

Median Num-
ber of Days

Average Num-
ber of Days

Low-
est Num-
ber of Days

High-
est Num-
ber of Days

OS

13

19

9

40

60

171

1

1079

70

149

5

871

ACF

64

58

1

846

83

98

1

534

86

86

86

86

ACL

20

20

25

28

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CDC

21

63

<1

930

164

239

3

1427

51

51

51

51

CMS

18

22

1

734

84

133

1

829

59

84

8

314

FDA

7

24

1

1167

51

139

1

1561

693

693

693

693

HRSA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

42

114

1

605

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

IHS

10

15

5

20

45

65

15

172

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NIH

14

16

1

98

45

63

2

430

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OASH

6

9

1

35

120

225

11

938

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OIG

3

4

1

19

32

37

1

173

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SAMHSA

64

107

1

494

70

122

1

569

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

AGENCY 
OVERALL

14

25

N/A

1167

33

95

N/A

1561

59

93

N/A

871


 

VII. C. 1. PROCESSED REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS – SIMPLE REQUESTS

Component / Agency

1-20
Days

21-40
Days

41-60
Days

61-80
Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+
Days

TOTAL

OS

33

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

34

ACF

382

90

50

236

150

73

80

1

0

1

2

3

15

1,083

ACL

5

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

CDC

268

57

28

21

15

7

5

4

9

10

10

0

9

443

CMS

16,341

2,493

423

171

96

50

43

41

34

16

154

148

82

20,092

FDA

320

461

577

497

598

454

613

548

463

415

1,628

134

68

6,776

HRSA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

IHS

15

23

21

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

64

NIH

743

171

27

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

948

OASH

188

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

193

OIG

515

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

515

SAMHSA

9

12

2

12

2

2

1

0

1

2

13

5

1

62

AGENCY OVERALL

18,819

3,316

1,128

947

863

586

742

594

507

444

1,807

290

175

30,218


 

VII. C. 2. PROCESSED REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS – COMPLEX REQUESTS

Component / Agency

1-20
Days

21-40
Days

41-60
Days

61-80
Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+
Days

TOTAL

OS

1,033

91

51

36

26

21

17

12

15

14

30

24

160

1,530

ACF

36

15

7

20

25

22

16

6

1

4

4

5

10

171

ACL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CDC

229

60

34

29

16

22

17

2

14

14

32

29

81

579

CMS

3,702

380

185

122

96

75

56

42

42

24

129

57

65

4,975

FDA

34

119

153

150

151

117

210

198

215

151

936

353

565

3,352

HRSA

153

63

27

29

12

19

7

2

4

2

21

9

4

352

IHS

5

6

4

5

16

25

21

5

9

0

0

0

0

96

NIH

49

48

43

21

15

11

7

5

4

1

2

1

1

208

OASH

2

53

33

14

15

12

5

10

4

4

25

21

64

262

OIG

148

80

40

12

14

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

300

SAMHSA

35

21

11

10

11

7

8

6

9

9

24

16

8

175

AGENCY OVERALL

5,426

936

588

448

397

334

365

289

318

223

1,203

515

958

12,000


 

VII. C. 3. PROCESSED REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS – REQUESTS GRANTED EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Component / Agency

1-20
Days

21-40
Days

41-60
Days

61-80
Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+
Days

TOTAL

OS

27

5

1

0

0

2

1

2

0

1

0

0

2

41

ACF

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

ACL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CDC

1

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

CMS

5

1

8

4

3

3

2

5

4

1

3

1

0

40

FDA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

HRSA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

IHS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NIH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OASH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAMHSA

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

AGENCY OVERALL

34

8

12

4

4

5

3

7

4

2

3

1

3

90


 

VII. D. PENDING REQUESTS -- ALL PENDING PERFECTED REQUESTS

Component / Agency

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

OS

3

1

63

356

1

310

23

5

165

ACF

485

62

128

254

83

194

13

86

62

ACL

2

29

29

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

CDC

28

213

282

628

201

264

19

51

45

CMS

3711

66

144

429

194

271

0

N/A

N/A

FDA

648

107

152

2267

162

229

1

691

691

HRSA

0

N/A

N/A

92

125

160

0

N/A

N/A

IHS

0

N/A

N/A

25

30

85

0

N/A

N/A

NIH

44

7

10

40

30

72

0

N/A

N/A

OASH

29

5

25

180

134

150

0

N/A

N/A

OIG

0

N/A

N/A

34

21

25

0

N/A

N/A

SAMHSA

17

61

79

27

185

197

0

N/A

N/A

AGENCY OVERALL

4967

71

142

4332

148

234

56

52

110


 

VII. E. PENDING REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST PENDING PERFECTED REQUESTS

Component / Agency

Sub-Row Heading

10th Oldest Request

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Request

OS

Date of Receipt

2011-
09-20

2011-
07-19

2011-
05-19

2011-
04-28

2011-
02-17

2011-
01-20

2010-
12-10

2010-
10-21

2010-
08-11

2009-
10-05

Number of Days Pending

761

805

889

893

910

930

999

1028

1039

1252

ACF

Date of Receipt

2012-
06-26

2012-
06-19

2012-
06-18

2012-
06-18

2012-
06-15

2012-
05-31

2012-
05-31

2012-
05-02

2012-
04-25

2012-
01-31

Number of Days Pending

569

574

575

575

576

587

587

607

612

672

ACL

Date of Receipt

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2014-
08-20

2014-
08-18

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

29

31

CDC

Date of Receipt

2010-10-08

2010-
10-08

2010-
04-16

2010-
04-15

2010-
03-16

2010-
03-16

2010-
03-15

2010-
03-15

2010-
01-27

2009-
10-02

Number of Days Pending

998

998

1120

1121

1143

1143

1144

1144

1176

1253

CMS

Date of Receipt

2011-
08-26

2011-
08-11

2011-
06-28

2011-
06-27

2011-
06-07

2011-
06-06

2011-
06-02

2011-
05-19

2011-
05-10

2011-
04-25

Number of Days Pending

777

788

819

820

834

835

837

846

853

864

FDA

Date of Receipt

2010-
04-21

2010-
04-04

2010-
03-02

2010-
02-18

2010-
01-06

2009-
12-11

2009-
09-21

2009-
08-27

2009-
07-23

2008-
11-18

Number of Days Pending

1117

1130

1153

1161

1190

1206

1262

1278

1303

1473

HRSA

Date of Receipt

2013-
08-20

2013-
08-09

2013-
08-08

2013-
05-15

2013-
04-29

2013-
04-02

2013-
03-29

2013-
03-21

2013-
03-07

2012-
12-05

Number of Days Pending

280

287

288

347

359

378

380

386

396

458

IHS

Date of Receipt

2014-
08-20

2014-
08-20

2014-
08-19

2014-
08-19

2014-
07-30

2014-
07-08

2014-
04-09

2014-
04-09

2013-
11-14

2013-
11-14

Number of Days Pending

29

29

30

30

44

60

122

122

221

221

NIH

Date of Receipt

2014-
06-23

2014-
06-13

2014-
05-23

2014-
05-23

2014-
05-14

2014-
03-28

2013-
10-17

2013-
09-27

2013-
09-05

2011-
03-22

Number of Days Pending

70

76

90

90

95

130

240

242

258

876

OASH

Date of Receipt

2013-
12-31

2013-
12-30

2013-
12-24

2013-
12-20

2013-
12-20

2013-
12-17

2013-
11-14

2013-
11-01

2013-
10-18

2013-
10-18

Number of Days Pending

190

191

194

196

196

199

221

229

239

239

OIG

Date of Receipt

2014-
08-11

2014-
08-04

2014-
07-30

2014-
07-28

2014-
07-24

2014-
07-23

2014-
07-10

2014-
07-10

2014-
05-16

2014-
02-19

Number of Days Pending

36

41

44

46

48

49

58

58

95

157

SAMHSA

Date of Receipt

2013-
10-22

2013-
10-17

2013-
10-17

2013-
10-17

2013-
09-04

2013-
08-30

2013-
04-30

2013-
04-29

2013-
04-29

2013-
01-18

Number of Days Pending

237

240

240

240

270

272

358

359

359

428

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of Receipt

2010-
02-18

2010-
01-27

2010-
01-06

2009-
12-11

2009-
10-05

2009-
10-02

2009-
09-21

2009-
08-27

2009-
07-23

2008-
11-18

Number of Days Pending

1161

1176

1190

1206

1252

1253

1262

1278

1303

1473


 

VIII. A. REQUESTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Component / Agency

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

Number Adjudicated Within Ten Calendar Days

OS

2

3

3

3

4

ACF

0

1

1

1

1

ACL

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

CDC

25

21

10

9

40

CMS

157

70

10

17

116

FDA

0

381

10

10

202

HRSA

0

7

10

10

7

IHS

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

NIH

0

2

6

6

2

OASH

0

0

N/A

N/A

0

OIG

3

3

5

4

3

SAMHSA

1

0

3

3

1

AGENCY OVERALL

188

488

10

12

376


 

VIII. B. Requests for Fee Waiver

Component / Agency

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

OS

1

0

N/A

N/A

ACF

9

1

N/A

N/A

ACL

5

0

1

1

CDC

1

0

35

35

CMS

169

39

7

15

FDA

559

1

17

34

HRSA

2

4

12

12

IHS

0

0

N/A

N/A

NIH

0

4

3

4

OASH

0

0

N/A

N/A

OIG

0

8

3

4

SAMHSA

0

0

N/A

N/A

AGENCY OVERALL

746

57

14

28


IX. FOIA Personnel and Costs

Component / Agency

PERSONNEL

COSTS

Number of "Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Number of "Equivalent Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Total Number of "Full-Time FOIA Staff"

Processing Costs

Litigation-Related Costs

Total Costs

OS

11

0

11

$1,342,337.00

$7,777.00

$1,350,114.00

ACF

2

0.75

2.75

$278,074.00

$0.00

$278,074.00

ACL

0

0.1

0.1

$10,150.00

$0.00

$10,150.00

CDC

13

3

16

$1,425,978.00

$0.00

$1,425,978.00

CMS

22

62

84

$7,690,081.36

$57,470.00

$7,747,551.36

FDA

85.69

34.9

120.59

$31,435,698.37

$936,596.00

$32,372,294.37

HRSA

5

0

5

$395,130.12

$0.00

$395,130.12

IHS

1

0.6

1.6

$170.91

$0.00

$170.91

NIH

18

10.66

28.66

$3,250,820.63

$9,388.33

$3,260,208.96

OASH

7

0

7

$1,414,905.00

$13,317.00

$1,428,222.00

OIG

3

2

5

$286,000.00

$10,000.00

$296,000.00

SAMHSA

2

0

2

$153,848.00

$0.00

$153,848.00

AGENCY OVERALL

169.69

114.01

283.7

$47,683,193.39

$1,034,548.33

$48,717,741.72


X. Fees Collected for Processing Requests

Component / Agency

Total Amount of Fees Collected

Percentage of Total Costs

OS

$0.00

0.00%

ACF

$0.00

0.00%

ACL

$0.00

0.00%

CDC

$8,314.66

0.58%

CMS

$197,821.31

2.57%

FDA

$407,619.25

1.30%

HRSA

$0.00

0.00%

IHS

$0.00

0.00%

NIH

$41,062.55

1.26%

OASH

$8,776.00

0.62%

OIG

$4,915.00

1.72%

SAMHSA

$736.00

0.48%

AGENCY OVERALL

$669,244.77

1.40%


XII. A. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals

Component / Agency

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year

OS

281

169

ACF

721

0

ACL

2

0

CDC

598

0

CMS

2,714

239

FDA

2,617

0

HRSA

64

0

IHS

17

0

NIH

28

0

OASH

92

0

OIG

16

0

SAMHSA

45

0

AGENCY OVERALL

7,195

408

XII. B. CONSULTATIONS ON FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED, AND PENDING CONSULTATIONS

Component / Agency

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that were Pending at Your Agency as of Start
of the Fiscal Year

Number of
Consultations Received from Other Agencies During the Fiscal Year

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that were Processed by Your Agency During the Fiscal Year

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that were Pending at Your Agency as of End
of the Fiscal Year

OS

0

1

1

0

ACF

0

0

0

0

ACL

0

0

0

0

CDC

0

0

0

0

CMS

0

0

0

0

FDA

0

11

11

0

HRSA

0

0

0

0

IHS

0

0

0

0

NIH

0

4

4

0

OASH

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

4

4

0

SAMHSA

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

20

20

0

XII. C. CONSULTATIONS ON FOIA REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST CONSULTATIONS RECEIVED FROM OTHER AGENCIES AND PENDING AT THE AGENCY

Component / Agency

Sub-Row Heading

10th Oldest Consultation

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Consultation

OS

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ACF

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ACL

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CDC

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CMS

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

FDA

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HRSA

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

IHS

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NIH

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OASH

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAMHSA

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

Date

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


XII. D. 1. Comparison of Numbers of Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report

Component / Agency

NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED

Number Received During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Received During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OS

1,301

1,531

1,313

1,605

ACF

233

1,864

319

1,255

ACL

18

13

18

11

CDC

1,032

1,141

1,039

1,028

CMS

51,364

26,361

51,682

25,027

FDA

9,990

10,224

10,492

10,191

HRSA

302

355

282

352

IHS

124

152

102

160

NIH

1,210

1,169

1,236

1,156

OASH

440

437

506

455

OIG

714

843

726

815

SAMHSA

188

193

168

238

AGENCY OVERALL

66,916

44,283

67,883

42,293


 

 
CMS: In FY 2014, CMS instituted a portal linked to its central FOIA tracker so that the CMS Regions and Medicare Administrative Contractors uniformity of case numbers were streamlined thereby averting duplicate case counts.  The assigned case numbers are used by CMS Headquarters, CMS Regional Offices, and Medicare Administrative Contractors throughout the FOIA workflow.
Due to the Government Shutdown in October 2013, there were data entry delays in reporting the correct ending/ beginning pending case counts.  The following changes are reported for the HHS components:
HRSA:  In FY 2013, reported 302 received.  However, this was corrected to 316.
SAMHSA: In FY 2013, reported 190 received.  However, this was corrected to 188 received.  Additionally, the number processed during FY 2013 was corrected from 162 to 168.

 


XII. D. 2. Comparison of Backlogged Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report

Component / Agency

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year from Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OS

364

281

ACF

141

721

ACL

0

2

CDC

494

598

CMS

1,426

2,714

FDA

2,334

2,617

HRSA

66

64

IHS

22

17

NIH

26

28

OASH

124

92

OIG

2

16

SAMHSA

86

45

AGENCY OVERALL

5,085

7,195


XII. E. 1. Comparison of Numbers of Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report

Component / Agency

NUMBER OF APPEALS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF APPEALS PROCESSED

Number Received During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Received During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OS

212

203

392

218

CMS

116

122

59

28

AGENCY OVERALL

328

325

451

246

 

XII. E. 2. Comparison of Backlogged Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report

Component / Agency

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of the Fiscal Year from Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OS

177

169

CMS

145

239

AGENCY OVERALL

322

408

 

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Content last reviewed on October 7, 2015