NOTE: The Audience for the material in this subchapter is standard throughout and is as follows: OS, OR, SR, EHI, SPEC.
HI 00208.001 General Assignment of Responsibilities
The overall responsibility for the administration of title XVIII rests with the Secretary of HHS. In exercising this responsibility, the Secretary has delegated certain administrative functions to various components of the Dept. In addition, as provided by the Social Security Act, a major role in the administration of title XVIII has been given to public and private organizations.