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Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: Preparing for Emergencies Requires Better Communication, Says GAO
Though hospitals have improved efforts to prepare for so-called "surge" demands posed by mass casualty...