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Confronting big cyber challenges at CMS

Chief information security officer C. Ryan Brewer tells host Tom Temin more.
Jan. 7, 2010

Tags: technology , Federal Security Spotlight , C. Ryan Brewer , Tom Temin , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 01:56pm EST
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America wonders: What is it you do again?

The Obama Administration has a ready-made opportunity to improve the public's perception of the federal government through improved communications, but first it must do a better job of overcoming a "crisis of complexity" that leaves a majority of Americans unclear about the nature and breadth of services federal agencies provide, according to a new poll. Alan Siegel, Founder and Chairman, Siegel & Gale, has details.

Tags: mngt , transparency , Alan Siegel , Siegel and Gale , NHTSA , FTC , FDA , TSA , EPA

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Obama gives recess appointment to CMS head

The administration says the move to install Donald Berwick was critical for progress. Republican lawmakers are livid that the appointee will not face immediate scrutiny.

Tags: Barack Obama , Donald Berwick , recess appointment , Mitch McConnell , Chuck Grassley , AFL-CIO , Philip E. Coyle III , Joshua Gotbaum , Senate , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:19pm EDT

Staunching the Flow

Tags: mngt , Medicare ,

Thursday - 01/08/2009, 09:37am EST

Health care reform may help the budget

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has warned that spending on medical care may crowd out investment in other areas of the economy and worsen the federal budget deficit. President Barack Obama and lawmakers seeking to overhaul health care say the proposed changes will rein in medical costs and reduce the budget deficit.

Tags: mngt , health care reform , Kerry Weems , Vangent

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 10:08am EST
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New CMS tools help to save up to $120 billion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it can save $120 billion dollars over the next five years. CMS's Jon Blum tells us about two important tools at their disposal.

Tags: Federal Drive , HHS , cmms , Jon Blum , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , DoD , VA , DHS , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , GAO , SSA , HUD , HHS , improper payments , recovery auditing , predictive modeling , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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