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Horace Blackman, Vice President of Health and Life Sciences, Lockheed Martin

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a five-year, $563 million contract to Accenture to continue its work on It's a high-profile contract in health IT in the federal government, but it's only one contract. Horace Blackman is vice president of health and life sciences at Lockheed Martin. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. Horace says health IT growth is poised to explode -- and 2015 won't be the end of it, either.

Tags: Horace Blackman , Lockheed Martin , Health IT , In Depth , Technology

Monday - 01/05/2015, 04:01pm EST

What you need to know about retirement security, health insurance

Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to Brenda Sulick, director of the Eleanor's Hope project at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Tags: Brenda Sulick , Elanors Hope , National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare , SSA , retirement , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Dwayne Grant, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

For the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at HHS, payment errors are 50 percent more likely to happen in cases of routine visits. At more than $32 billion, so-called E&M services represent about a third of payments under Medicare Part B. The Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General looked at data from 2010. It found that coding errors and lack of documentation led to $6.7 billion in improper E&M payments. Dwayne Grant, regional inspector general for HHS, discussed how this happened when he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Dwayne Grant , Health and Human Services , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 09:01am EDT

Why still isn't fixed

Some blame procurement for's troubles, but the root of the problem with the government's health care website is a matter of pure project management.

Tags: , Technology , management , Tom Temin , Health IT

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:45am EST

Open Season - Medicare Questions & Answers

David Santana, health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, answers questions about Medicare.
October 28, 2013

Tags: David Santana , For Your Benefit , open season , pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:39pm EDT

Healthcare IT in work boots

Mary Nicholas and Jim Moyer from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation will discuss how to improve outcomes and reduce costs in healthcare IT.
August 27, 2013

Tags: Technology , Healthcare IT , quality improvement , Cloud computing , Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 , Mary Nicholas , Jim Moyer , Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 10:27pm EDT

Handling large data sets in a secure environment

Kerry Weems, the vice president and general manager for Health Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology will discuss data collection and IT security.
May 28, 2013

Tags: Technology , data collection , data consolidation , Kerry Weems , General Dynamics Information Technology , HHS , Physician Quality Reporting System , Medicare , Medicaid , electronic health records , data storage , Cloud computing , Mobile devices , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 09:32pm EDT

Senate confirms former nurse to run Medicare

By an overwhelming 91-7 vote, the Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner to oversee Medicare, Medicaid, children's health insurance and coverage for the uninsured under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Tags: Marilyn Tavenner , Senate

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 07:17pm EDT

Healthcare public-private partnerships

Jose Domingos and Matthew Hughes from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, join host John Gilroy to talk about how their company is helping federal agencies improve their healthcare services.
May 7, 2013

Tags: Matthew Hughes , accreditation , Accreditation Commission for Health Care , healthcare mandates , fiduciary responsibility , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Jose Jose Domingos , Technology , Healthcare IT , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk ,

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:21pm EDT

Taking the mystery out of Medicare

David Santana, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, answers your calls and emails about the Medicare system.

Tags: pay and benefits , Medicare , David Santana , TRICARE , secondary payer , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/22/2013, 11:37pm EDT
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