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CMS eyes $370M goal in stemming improper payments

Jon Blum, the deputy administrator and director for the Center of Medicare at CMS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's new goal of stopping $370 million in improper payments.

Tags: technology , improper payments , financial management , Jon Blum , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:46pm EST
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CMS $77M anti-fraud effort disappoints

Launched last summer, a $77 million computer system to stop Medicare fraud before it happens had prevented just one suspicious payment by Christmas. That saved taxpayers exactly $7,591.

Tags: Tom Carper , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 04:18pm EST

GAO: Medicare data tools have hit snags

The Government Accountability Office took a look at CMS' data analysis and Valerie Melvin, director of information management and technology resources issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the watchdog agency's latest report.

Tags: In Depth , GAO , Valerie Melvin , data analytics

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:28pm EST
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Obama's Medicare nominee gets GOP leader's support

President Barack Obama's Medicare nominee Tuesday got unexpected support from one of Congress' Republican stars. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told The Associated Press that Marilyn Tavenner is "eminently qualified" to run Medicare.

Tags: Marilyn Tavenner , Don Berwick

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 06:07pm EST

'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , IBM , management , performance management , data , HHS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , data analytics , IBM , management , best practices , GPRA , FAA , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Medicare chief steps aside in political impasse

The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday.

Tags: Don Berwick , Medicare , Congress

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:27am EST

Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , HHS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , House Ways and Means Committee , health IT , health care

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST
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