Ezekiel Emanuel communication (HHS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-0279
Est. Completion None
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Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All communication between Ezekiel Emanuel and either HHS or CMS.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of Health and Human Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIARequest@hhs.gov

Received On: 11/25/2013

Request Number : 14-0279

This acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act request received in this Office on the above date. We have asked the appropriate action Office(s) to send the requested records to us for review.

Your request has been assigned a case number based on the date of its receipt in this office and is being processed as expeditiously as possible. Pursuant to Departmental regulations, 43 CFR Part 5 Subpart D, charges can be made if applicable. The actual processing time will depend on the complexity of your request and whether sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive search, and/or consultation with other HHS components or other executive branch agencies are involved. These agencies will provide a direct response to you. There may be a charge for those records and, in some cases, the charges may be substantial.

You may contact this office by phone at (202) 690-7453, at any time concerning your request. When making an inquiry, we request that you please refer to the FOIA Request Number above.

Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
330 C Street, S.W.
Switzer Building, Room 2206
Washington, DC 20201

From: Jones, Danean Z. (CMS/OSORA)

Mr. Smathers,

In regards to the attached FOIA request, we would like for you to clarify the subject matter and the time frame regarding "communications between Dr. Emanuel and HHS/CMS".

If you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email.

Thank you,

Danean Z. Jones
Government Information Specialist
CMS/OSORA
Openness, Transparency & Accountability Group
(410) 786-9356 (Direct)
(410) 786-0474 (Fax)
danean.jones@cms.hhs.gov<mailto:danean.jones@cms.hhs.gov>

From: Jason Smathers

Please limit the search to records created between 1/20/2009 and the date this request is processed and to records concerning health care.

From: Department of Health and Human Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jones, Danean Z. (CMS/OSORA)

Mr. Smathers,

The request is still very broad (i.e. health care) and therefore we would ask if you can narrow the scope of your request. Can you be more specific?

Thank you,

Danean Z. Jones
DHHS/CMS
Government Information Specialist

Cc:
Case file

From: Daley, Garfield (HHS/ASPA)

Hello. Attached is the response letter to your FOIA request.
thanks

Garfield Daley
Acting FOIA Director
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Office of Secretary (OS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Switzer Bldg, Room 2208
Phone: (202) 690-8055
Fax: (202) 690-8320
garfield.daley@hhs.gov<mailto:garfield.daley@hhs.gov>

From: Jason Smathers

Ms. Danean Z. Jones,

To help you understand the records I am seeking, Ezekiel Emanuel has stated that he provided advice concerning the implementation of the affordable care act and advice concerning healthcare reform in general leading up to the passing of the affordable care act. I am looking for records of communication that deal with these subjects.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Jason Smathers

Also, please use this email address for communication concerning this request. I do get them.

From: Daley, Garfield (HHS/ASPA)

Hello. A response to the above file was emailed to you In December 2013.

From: Jones, Danean Z. (CMS/OSORA)

Mr. Smathers,

Please see the below emails dated 12-4-13 and 1-24-14 where I asked for you to be more specific concerning your FOIA request.

More specifically, we would need the timeframe, subject and the names of the CMS officials - communications between Dr. Emanuel and CMS Official(s).

Thank you,

Danean Z. Jones
DHHS/CMS
Government Information Specialist

Cc:
Case file

From: Jones, Danean Z. (CMS/OSORA)

Ms. Smathers:

This is in reference to your 1/12/2015, status update request regarding the above subject matter. By email dated 8/12/2014, you notified this office of the withdrawal FOIA case number 112620137050. This matter has been closed in this office.

Thank you,

Danean Z. Jones
Government Information Specialist
DHHS/CMS/OSORA
Freedom of Information Group

Cc:
Closed case file 112620137050

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