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Dump day delayed?

Today, according to some folks, is Dump Day. It's the deadline for either calling it quits with your spouse, partner, betrothed or significant other or sticking with them at least until next year. Fortunately for feds, the D-day decision for your health plan is not until mid-December.

Tags: open season , Mike Causey , Federal Report , FEHBP , health insurance , Walt Francis , John Elliott

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 02:00am EST

FEHBP open season

Host Mike Causey is joined by Walton Francis, author of "The Checkbook Guide to Health Plans," to talk about what's the best health plan for you and your family.
November 16, 2011

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , FEHBP , open season , Health Maintenance Organizations , APWU , NALC , SAMBA , Mail Handlers , GEHA ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:48pm EST
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Electronic medical records

Host Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined by Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Jeff Goldman and John Patrick. They discuss how health care is being changed by the widespread use of electronic medical records.
November 14, 2011

Tags: For Your Benefit , pay and benefits , Bob Leins , John Elliot , Kaiser Permanente , electronic medical records , patient safety , John Patrick , Jeff Goldman , Dr. Jaewon Ryu , NITP , information sharing , health IT

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:43pm EST
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OPM launches 2011 Open Season webcasts

The Office of Personnel Management debuts a series of webcasts to educate federal employees about the Open Season process.

Tags: OPM , open season , pay and benefits , benefits , health benefits , workforce

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 04:45pm EDT

Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

Tags: veterans , mental health , VA , VHA , RAND , Kate Watkins , GPRA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , HHS , CMS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , House Ways and Means Committee , health IT ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST
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Big changes

Big changes are underway in the health care record industry. The paper medical records are going digital. And the U.S. government is helping by awarding grants of almost $1.2 billion. This will help hospitals and health care providers establish and use electronic health records. But the problem is finding one universal electronic system that is compatible with all other systems and offers high levels of security. The governments is creating 70 health information technology centers that will aide health care institutions.

Tags: technology , Power of Information ,

Monday - 08/31/2009, 10:56am EDT

GOP speaking out on threats against Democrats

Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina is among a handful of Republicans speaking out against the violence.

Tags: management , Rep. Walter Jones , attacks , Capitol Hill , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 03:19pm EDT
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Health care tops Hill punchlist, lawmakers tell AGA

Two veteran lawmakers forecast the year ahead on Capitol Hill.

Tags: contract , acquisitions , Congress , Jim Moran , Tom Davis , Virginia , Deloitte , retirement , economic stimulus

Friday - 02/20/2009, 07:32am EST
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