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DOD's EHR Failure Due to Poor Planning, Says GAO
Shortcomings in the Department of Defense's failed 13-year, $2 billion transition to electronic health records were...
Consumer-Directed Plans Surge as Employers Try to Control Costs
More than half of employers plan to offer consumer-directed health plans in 2011. The top payers will excel at...
GAO: HRA Healthcare Spending Less than Other Health Plans
Enrollees in health reimbursement arrangements have been found in both public and private plans to spend less on...
GAO to investigate infection-control breaches at VA
The Associated Press is reporting today that several veterans who received dental treatment at the John Cochran VA...
Gene-test services mislead public, US report says
Four gene-testing companies are misleading U.S. consumers by providing unclear or conflicting information on the risk...
Louisiana health clinic network wins praise from GAO
Supporting oft-made statements from Louisiana officials, a new federal government assessment hails the region's...
GAO: Low-Cost Medicare Advantage Programs Have High-Cost Expenses
A number of Medicare Advantage plans that attracted beneficiaries in "good health" with lower cost plans in...
Medicare Tries to Reduce Fraud and Waste, But Causes Backlog in Payments
Efforts to reduce Medicare fraud and waste embedded in the system used to pay $310 billion in provider claims annually...
CMS Needs to Improve Improper Medicare Payment Recovery, Says GAO
The General Accounting Office issued a report Thursday criticizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Preparing for Emergencies Requires Better Communication, Says GAO
Though hospitals have improved efforts to prepare for so-called "surge" demands posed by mass casualty...
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