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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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CMS Senior Exec says it's all about the outcomes

"Performance management isn't just a good government idea, it quite frankly is a matter of surviving and hopefully thriving," says Michelle Snyder, deputy chief operating officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Tags: Federal Drive , Michelle Snyder , Executive Update 2010 , leadership , management , SES , outcomes

Friday - 06/18/2010, 10:02am EDT
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Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tags: House Ways and Means Committee , Medicare , Peter Roskam , Ron Klein , Scott Murphy , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Pete Stark , HHS , GAO , DoJ

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT

CMS gets ahead of healthcare changes

We get update on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' responsibilities when it comes to health care reform from the director of the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, Rod Benson.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , HHS , acquisition , Rod Benson

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Sen. Tom Carper learning more about waste, fraud, abuse in Medicare

Fraud and improper payments are on the hit list at agencies across government. One Senate committee is looking at how it's done.

Tags: management , best practices , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 12:06pm EST
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OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Bernice Steinhardt , Sen. Tom Carper , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GAO , FEMA , Interior , NASA , NRC , VA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , EPA , Performance Improvement Council , GPRA , PART , performance management

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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