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Lawmakers: CMS should rely on states to fight fraud

States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Tags: Medicare , Medicaid , improper payments , fraud , fast act , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Claire McCaskill , Peter Budetti , lewis morris , one pi , health IT , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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Bid protests of HHS office space contract sustained

A GAO report recommends that GSA review the criteria it used for HHS office space bid.

Tags: GAO , GSA , contracting , one largo metro , metroview , fishers lane/jbg , Jory Heckman , bid protest , office space

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:28pm EDT

NIH connects patients, providers with health care info

"Patients using portals or EHRs that have implemented MedlinePlus Connect can access easy-to-understand health information on MedlinePlus that is directly related to their diagnoses, medications, and lab tests," according to HHS in a press release.

Tags: NIH , e-health records , technology , Gov 2.0 , health IT , stephanie dennis , medlineplus connect , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 10:51am EDT
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HHS's Carleton set to retire 35-year federal career

HHS CIO Michael Carleton will retire at the end of July, ending a 35-year federal career.

Tags: technology , Michael Carleton , CIO , GSA

Monday - 06/27/2011, 04:17pm EDT

Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , Denise Wells , Rick Holgate , ATF , Senior Executives Association , buyouts , furloughs , budget cuts , electronic records management , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT
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CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Tags: SEA Conference 2011 , SEA , ATF , budget , management , Jason Miller , Suzanne Kubota , Denise Wells , Richard Holgate , pay and benefits , pay debate

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT

Health research initiative awarded, encourages innovation

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT gives $5 million to two companies to work on new services.

Tags: technology , ONC , Farzad Mostashari , health IT , Capital Consulting Corporation , Health 2.0 LLC , America Competes Act , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 06:56pm EDT

OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: Congress , management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , OIRA , EPA , Cass Sunstein , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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New CMS tools help to save up to $120 billion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it can save $120 billion dollars over the next five years. CMS's Jon Blum tells us about two important tools at their disposal.

Tags: Federal Drive , CMS , cmms , Jon Blum , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Making federal websites more user friendly

Dick Stapleton from HHS and Mark Pietrasanta from Aquilent join host John Gilroy to discuss best practices that federal agencies can use to engage citizens.
May 24, 2011

Tags: technology , Dick Stapleton , Mark Pietrasanta , Aquilent , Public-private partnership , transparency , Healtcare , Health Resources and Services Administration , Vaccines.gov , information sharing , website design , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , web development , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:11pm EDT
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