In today’s Federal Newscast, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it avoided handing out more than $4.5 billion in improper payments under one of its signature programs in fiscal 2018.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Willkie said he is not concerned his agency will be impacted by President Donald Trump’s request that agencies trim their budgets by 5 percent in 2020.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Agriculture Department’s progress under the Centers of Excellence initiative can now be tracked through a new website.
Somewhere along the line, annual spending for Medicare and Medicaid hit the $1 trillion mark. More than half is Medicaid.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate passed a bill funding the Defense Department until the end of September 2019, giving it a total of $675 billion for next year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department plans to spend almost $1 billion to modernize four key services under the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
But even if the ACA disappeared, the government would still have a giant footprint in health and disease research. The National Institutes of Health’s annual budget and what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pays out for kidney dialysis both equal about $35 billion.
Host Bob Leins welcomes David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio.
Jonathan Sullivan, a digital services expert at the U.S. Digital Service, said modernizing the Quality Payment Program for CMS required a change in approach.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can’t be sure medical demonstration programs actually demonstrate what they are supposed to.