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Linda Kohn, Director of Healthcare Issues, GAO

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services operate websites meant to help Medicare patients navigate the tangled world of health care providers. But the sites often fail at basic tasks. Auditors from the Government Accountability Office found some don't provide enough information to compare prices, while others don't give adequate information about quality of care. Linda Kohn is director of Healthcare Issues at the GAO. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share more of what GAO found.

Tags: CMS , GAO , Linda Kohn , Healthcare Issues , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:03am EST
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Duncan Amos, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just awarded one of the biggest multiple award contracts of any civilian agency. It selected 15 companies to participate in the five-year program that could run as high as $7 billion. Bloomberg Government Quantitative Analyst Duncan Amos is tracking developments closely. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new contract.

Tags: Duncan Amos , BGOV , Multiple award contracts , contracting , acquisition

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:55pm EDT
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89 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 8 cities

Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tags: fraud, waste and abuse , Eric Holder , Kathleen Sebelius , Justice Department

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 09:10am EDT

Fair or not? Company pays for bid protest legal fees

William Welch chairs the government contracts group at the General Counsel law firm and he tells us why.

Tags: William Welch , General Counsel , GAO , contracting , Livanta , legal fees , In Depth

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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HHS readying new health care innovation office

Department of Health and Human Services officials are preparing for the opening of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in January. The office is supposed to help spread the use of innovative new payment and delivery systems to drive down the cost, and expand the availability of health care nationwide.

Tags: management , health IT , health care , HHS , Don Berwick , Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation , Brookings Institution , Farzhad Mostashari , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 07:19am EDT
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