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Va. to seek high court review of health care suit

Virginia's challenge to the federal health care law could soon become a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme court.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , Barack Obama , Justice Department , Bob McDonnell , U.S. Supreme Court , Georgetown University Law School , Paul Rothstein , 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:16pm EST

VA using hospital data to improve service

When compared to private sector plans, VA's findings showed higher quality marks for VA health care. We learn about the data used to come to that conclusion from the VA's Dr. Robert Petzel.

Tags: Federal Drive , VA , technology , Robert Petzel , database , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:41am EST
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Military retirees react to TRICARE fee proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to impose what he says are "modest" fee increases on some TRICARE beneficiaries. We'll have reaction from the groups who'll be impacted.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , Defense Secretary , TRICARE , military retirees , veterans health , fee hikes , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:13am EST
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Onvia: 2011 strong year for contractors

The market researcher reports that government will have opportunities in health care and green energy.

Tags: Onvia , contracting , green energy , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:54am EST

VA launches online hospital comparison

The VA launches online tools to allow vets to compare VA hospitals.

Tags: DoD Report , technology , VA , hospitals , veterans , Dorobek Insider ,

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 03:56pm EST

Local Va. governments brace for health care costs

Local governments are bracing for what some say will be a dramatic increase in costs stemming from the federal health care bill.

Tags: Prince William County , Fairfax County Federation of Teachers , Corey Stewart , Sally Todd , fairfax county , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 11/29/2010, 02:44pm EST

Federal health care database raises privacy concerns

The Office of Personnel Management's plan to build a data system with millions of American's health care claims is raising concerns about privacy.

Tags: OPM , OPM Berry , >Health Claims Data Warehouse , FEHBP , Center for Democracy and Technology , security , technology , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:27pm EDT

Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey , Dan Adcock , Leslie Phillips , Steny Hoyer , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , Bob Cusack , Suzanne Kubota , Jerry Bodlander , Susan Crabtree , federal pay raise , pay raise , 2011 budget , furloughs , Bill Bransford , hiring freeze , workforce reductions , FEHBP , Social Security , $250 payment , Jolie Lee , Julia Ziegler , 1.4 percent raise , federal employees , Election 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 08:00am EDT

How long is your wait at the doctor's office?

Do you wait for 20 minutes or two hours?

Tags: doctors , doctor's office , wait at doctor's office , Colleen Kelleher ,

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:17am EDT

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 , HHS , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , 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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