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HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tags: management , Kathleen Sebelius , Thomas Perrelli , Gerry Roy , Donald Berwick , Peter Budetti , HHS , Justice , improper payments , Medicare and Medicaid , fraud , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST
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HHS promotes simpler e-health record exchanges

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT will spend the next year making it easier for health care providers to share patient data. Data sharing and interoperability are one of four major barriers the federal government is helping doctors and hospitals overcome.

Tags: technology , David Blumenthal , HHS , Office of National Coordinator for Health IT , NHIN , health IT , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:18am EST

New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , GAO , DoD , Treasury , improper payments , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Council , Recovery Act , forensic auditing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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What CMS is best for you?

Frustrated with content management systems? Host John Gilroy talks with Tony Byrne, founder of Real Story Group.
January 11, 2011

Tags: Tony Byrne , CMS Watch , Real Story Group , IT , technology , industry

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:24pm EST
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Discussion: Information Sharing vs. Privacy

Finding the right balance between privacy and sharing is the subject of a Federal News Radio Discussion. Joining us are NARA's Hannah Bergman and CMS's William Saunders.

Tags: Federal Drive , panel discussion , technology , management , NARA , Hannah Bergman , William Saunders

Friday - 10/29/2010, 11:00am EDT
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CMS proposes new rules to combat fraud

Some say they're just nibbling around the edges. But, CMS is putting some proposed new rules out there to combat fraud and abuse in Medicaid and Medicare. WFED's Scott Carr explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , fraud , Scott Carr

Friday - 09/24/2010, 08:41am EDT
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Agency services lack consistency, coordination

OMB finds that most website and call center operations are separate and don't work well together. Some agencies are following the private sector's lead by offering multiple channels to serve citizens. CMS and GSA both use online tools to answer questions more quickly and reliably.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , SSA , Kevin Paschuck , RightNow , MeriTalk , customer service , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 06:39am EDT
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Recovery Board's success inspires others

OMB is using the same data analysis tools to monitor stimulus spending at CMS to reduce their improper payments. Other agencies also are taking advantage of the lessons learned from the creation and operation of the board. Recovery.gov also will receive new features this fall to let citizens track individual projects on their own websites.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , Danny Werfel , Earl Devaney , OMB , RAT Board , DoD , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Recovery Act , improper payments , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 06:47am EDT
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President Obama to bypass Senate on CMS nominee

The White House announced late Tuesday that President Barack Obama will use a recess appointment to make Donald Berwick administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 12:52pm EDT

Boughn aims to bring CMS systems out of the 1970s

She says it's complex to change their current technology environment.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Julie Boughn , Jason Mill

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:09pm EDT
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