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On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 552350). The EO requires HHS to establish a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all of HHS’s guidance documents currently in effect. Guidance documents come in a variety of formats, including interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins, advisories, and more. Please note, the contents of this database do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or HHS policies.

HHS Guidance Submissions

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Guidance Status
eCQM Reporting Requirements 2020 Guidance for information on the measures and reporting requirements Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
MDPP F&A Waiver Guidance for waivers of certain Fraud & Abuse laws for the MDPP. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
CJR Updated Fraud & Abuse Waivers Guidance for updated waivers of certain fraud & abuse laws for participants in the CJR Model Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
Independence at Home Demonstration Performance Year 1 Fact Sheet Guidance for summary for PY 1 (6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013) financial results. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
Independence at Home Demonstration Performance Year 2 Fact Sheet Guidance for summary for PY 2 (6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014) financial results. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final
NCCIH Policy: Natural Product Integrity Guidance on the information required by NCCIH for different types of products used in both mechanistic and clinical research including complex botanical products, complex animal products, probiotics, refinded products and placebos. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Final
NCCIH 2016 Strategic Plan Guidance for public on the NCCIH strategic plan. The plan identifies the Center's current top scientific priorities. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2011-01 (Disregarding tax refunds received after December 31, 2009, as income and resources for a period of 12 months) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2011-02 (Temporary Modification of the TANF Caseload Reduction Credit) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2011-05 (Final Reporting and Reconciliation Procedures for the TANF Emergency Fund) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final