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  • Medicare Shifting to Competitive Equipment Buying Process; Kathleen Sebelius Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Medicare Shifting to Competitive Equipment Buying Process; Kathleen Sebelius Comments

    The White House is working to adapt a new program for procuring Medicare equipment, the New York Times reports. The shift to a competitive bidding process resulted from a one-year experiment where Medicare solicited bids and awarded contracts to 356 suppliers in nine metropolitan areas. Medicare“™s usual fee-for-service process lets beneficiaries to select any supplier […] More

  • HHS Launches HealthCare.gov on Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Launches HealthCare.gov on Facebook

    The Department of Health and Human Services this week announced it had launched a new Facebook page HealthCare.gov to inform people about the Affordable Care Act. On the page, users can search for a health-insurance provider using the HHS“™ “Insurance Finder“ tool, read blogs and watch webcasts, and connect with other users. “HealthCare.gov on Facebook […] More

  • HHS Launches New Healthcare Website - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Launches New Healthcare Website

    A new Web site launched by the Obama administration compiles a complete ‘menu’ of all available public and private health-insurance plans across the nation. It is the first platform to place all of these plans in a single place, a “one-stop shop for information on the Affordable Care Act and all of your options for […] More

  • House Bill to Expand "Meaningful Use" Eligibility Introduced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Bill to Expand “Meaningful Use” Eligibility Introduced

    Last Thursday, Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced the HITECH Extension for Behavioral Health Services Act of 2010 HR 5025, a bill that would allow behavioral, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers to qualify for incentive payments for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records. The act would extend the 2009 […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - April 12, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 12, 2010

    Kathleen Sebelius commented on World Health Day. There’s a debate emerging over whether the cyber war threat has been “grossly exaggerated.” DynCorp is being bought by Cerberus Capital Management for $1.5 billion. BAE Systems, CACI and Booz Allen Hamilton won deals from Army. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon won Navy contracts. The prevalence of cyber crime […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - April 9, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 9, 2010

    The new healthcare law is attracting scammers, according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Northrop Grumman and Boeing won Navy deals. Walt Havenstein commented on SAIC“™s major donation to the U.S. Naval Academy. Adm. Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert Gates both fully support the Nuclear Posture Review. DoD revealed its open government plan. This virtual […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - April 7, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 7, 2010

    Kathleen Sebelius announced $267 million in Health IT awards. Alan Bersin was appointed to run Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Bill Varner of ManTech commented on winning five task orders. GD won an Army deal, SAIC won two. Linda Allen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at DoD, and Michael Rhodes was reassigned. India […] More

  • 37 Senators Write Kathleen Sebelius Criticizing "All-or-Nothing" Meaningful Use Criteria, Gaps in Incentive Payments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    37 Senators Write Kathleen Sebelius Criticizing “All-or-Nothing” Meaningful Use Criteria, Gaps in Incentive Payments

    A group of 37 Senate Democrats, including Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), have signed a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius commending her “work to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (HIT) by health care providers” but criticizing the “all-or-nothing” approach to awarding incentive payments for health […] More

  • HHS Awards "A Key Step Toward National Health Information Exchange" Says National Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Awards “A Key Step Toward National Health Information Exchange” Says National Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal

    Writing on the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Health IT Buzz Blog, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said that today’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award of over $160 million in federal funds for “meaningful use” of health IT was “a key step” toward establishing a national Health Information Exchange. He […] More

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