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HHS trying to untangle itself from typical shared services shortcomings

The Department of Health and Human Services is suffering from what many believe are the two major reasons why shared services continues to lag in government.

Tags: financial management , Ned Holland , Brad Huther , HUD , shared services , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , OMB , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:51am EDT

HHS IG: HealthCare.gov lacks overall acquisition strategy

The latest round of updates to HealthCare.gov made the second open season for the Affordable Care Act work a lot better than the first. Now the Inspector General's office at the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for lessons learned from the development of the web site. Rob Vito is regional inspector general of the Office of the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three major problems with the agency's approach to building HealthCare.gov.

Tags: Rob Vito , HealthCare.gov , inspector general , oversight , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:48pm EDT
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Vijay D'Souza, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

Improper payments associated with the military's TRICARE health system added up to about 0.3 percent of DoD's overall costs. Improper payments associated with Medicare were more than 10 percent of overall costs for the Health and Human Services Department. Vijay D'Souza is director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said TRICARE's low rate of improper payments might be too good to be true.

Tags: GAO , TRICARE , In Depth

Monday - 02/23/2015, 04:47pm EST
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Commerce invites employees to bring forth innovative ideas

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews said while lawmakers decide whether to fund the White House's $3 million request to set up an Idea Lab, the department already released a new online tool to collect employee ideas.

Tags: technology , Bruce Andrews , Commerce Department , budget , Idea Lab , GSA , digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 04:36am EST
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Budget calls for consolidation within multiple agencies

President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes merging components of the Agriculture Department and FDA that handle food safety, as well as business and trade agencies.

Tags: food safety , FDA , FSIS , USDA , Reorganization , budget , consolidation authority , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 06:40am EST

Paul Bartley, Program Support Center Director, HHS

The last several administrations have pushed federal agencies to share services they have in common. The idea is to cut redundancy and boost efficiency. Shared services have certainly been a priority for the Obama Office of Management and Budget. Some managers worry that shared services means they'll have to bring in more contractors. But in fact several departments offer a wide range of administrative services available for sharing. One of them is the Program Support Center at Health and Human Services. Paul Bartley is director of the Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the programs, and how to make them catch on.

Tags: Paul Bartley , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , shared services , OMB

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 09:12am EST
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How Health IT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry

What is health information technology? How can it transform the practice of healthcare? What is happening to facilitate the adoption and use of Health IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Karen DeSalvo , Health IT ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 10:18am EDT

CMS head Tavenner announces resignation

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will be leaving the agency at the end of February. During her tenure, Tavenner has overseen the roll out of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: Marilyn Tavenner , Sylvia Burwell , CMS , Jory Heckman , Affordable Care Act , Barack Obama , Andy Slavitt

Friday - 01/16/2015, 09:26am EST
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