A Medicare program called hospital value-based purchasing has the goal of rewarding hospitals that give high quality care at lower costs. But, quite a few hospitals have been receiving bonuses for efficiency even though the care they give is sub-par, according to findings from the Government Accountability Office. Joining me with more, James Cosgrove, the GAO's director of health care issues, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Ethical people don't need a code of ethics, while crooks and cheaters don't care whether you have one.
Have you read so much about the proposed 2018 budget that you feel like your head will explode? Do you just want to know which provisions would affect you, but are having trouble separating it from all the rest? Federal News Radio has boiled it all down to some key takeaways all federal employees need to know. If you read nothing else about the budget, read this.
The Trump administration's Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
The Government Accountability Office found that the Veterans Affairs Department doesn't have a very effective process for aligning facilities and capital investments. Debra Draper, director of health care issues at the GAO, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Does the ACA, aka Obamacare make you sick or are you afraid it’ll be replaced by President Trumps proposal? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says get a fed job.
“The Children’s Inn is a place like home,” said Jennie Lucca, CEO of the Children’s Inn at NIH. She sat down with Women of Washington to share her story.
According to cybersecurity firm TrapX, cyber attacks on health care organizations rose 39 percent last year with 93 major incidents. And a big way in is through unprotected medical device. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asks Anthony James, vice president of marketing at TRAPX Security, how vulnerable is the Veterans Affairs Department or TRICARE?
The nation's veteran population is gradually becoming more female. But it's unclear whether the Veterans Health Administration is equipped to deal with the particular medical needs of female vets. It's got the policies all right, but not always the facilities. Or the providers. That's according to a new assessment by the Government Accountability Office. Randy Williamson, director of health care issues at GAO, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Federal employees still have to pay attention to their own health care coverage. Open season for 2017 closes midnight tonight. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some last minute advice.
The Veterans Health Administration has an elaborate planning process to come up with its strategic goals. Great, but headquarters might be getting in the way of the medical centers and other providers actually carrying them out. Debra Draper, director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy is trying to personalize health care for its patients by integrating it in their daily lives.
Is your federal health plan a sleeping giant? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says failure to shop during the current open season could cost you a ton of money.
Federal benefits expert Walt Francis joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn to answer your questions about government health savings accounts, and how they can save you money. November 30, 2016