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Author: William Solis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: private, security, providers, improve, needed, iraq, actions, rebuilding
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 1422302180
ISBN-13: 9781422302187

The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to reconstruct Iraq while combating an insurgency that has targeted military & contractor personnel & the Iraqi people. This environment created a need for those rebuilding Iraq to obtain security services. This report evaluated the extent to which: (1) U.S. agencies & contractors acquired security services from private providers; (2) the U.S. military & private security providers developed a working relationship; & (3) U.S. agencies assessed the costs of using private security providers on reconstruction contracts. Includes recommendations to the Secre

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: medicare, tax, system, federal, abuse, thousands, providers
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437906656
ISBN-13: 9781437906653

Under the Medicare program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors paid over $400 billion in Medicare benefits in calendar year 2006. This report determines if Medicare providers have unpaid federal taxes and, if so: (1) determines the magnitude of such debts; (2) identifies examples of Medicare providers that have engaged in abusive or potentially criminal activities; and (3) determines whether CMS prevents delinquent taxpayers from enrolling in Medicare or levies payments to pay taxes. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Author: Leslie G. Aronovitz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: effectiveness, inconclusive, program, compliance, evidence, medicare
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1422310485
ISBN-13: 9781422310489

Recognizing the important role that compliance programs could play in helping health care providers & the enforcement community work together to reduce improper payments by Medicare, the author was asked to determine: (1) how prevalent are compliance programs among hospitals & other Medicare providers; (2) what costs are involved with compliance programs; & (3) to the extent effectiveness can be measured, how effective these programs are. This review focused almost exclusively on hospital & hospital-affiliated providers because they receive the largest share of Medicare funds & are the focus o

Author: Alicia Puente Cackley (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: providers, pose, challenges, process, certification, literacy, federal, financial
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 1437988423
ISBN-13: 9781437988420

Efforts to improve consumersż financial literacy (FL) have grown in recent years. Currently, hundreds of non-profit, private, and governmental entities provides some form of financial education to Americans. The federal government does not certify or approve organizations in general that provide FL, although the U.S. Trustee Program and the HUD have approval process for FL providers for the purposes of meeting requirements of, respectively, the bankruptcy process and certain housing programs. This report addresses: (1) what is known about which methods and strategies are effective for improvi

Author: Unknown
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: transport, costs, evaluation, estimation, round, tables, ecmt
Number of Pages: 133
Published: 2007-09-25
ISBN-10: 9282101517
ISBN-13: 9789282101513

Cost data for the construction and operation of facilities are essential for the evaluation of infrastructure services supplied by private or public providers. What essential data do regulators need to ensure that transport serves the user best? Which methods can measure the efficiency of service provision and effectively benchmark providers? How do regulatory regimes impact on operators’ and infrastructure service providers’ cost levels? How can regulators counter the asymmetry of information as well as the incentives for data providers to selectively serve business rather than user inter

Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: spent, supplemental, payments, dollars, billions, cms, needs, information, medicaid
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437907628
ISBN-13: 9781437907629

The financing of the $299 billion Medicaid program is shared between the fed. govżt. and states. States pay qualified providers for covered Medicaid services and receive fed. matching funds for expenditures authorized in their state Medicaid plans. In addition to these standard Medicaid payments, most states make supplemental payments to certain providers, which are also matched by fed. funds. This report provides info. about Medicaid supplemental payments and examines: (1) what info. states report about supplemental payments on Medicaid expenditure reports; and (2) in selected states, how mu

Author: Randall B. Williamson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, care, satisfaction, similar, plans, beneficiary, indicate, access, surveys, defense, problems
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437931707
ISBN-13: 9781437931709

The DoD provides health care and mental health care through its TRICARE program. Under TRICARE, beneficiaries may obtain care through TRICARE Prime, an option that includes the use of civilian provider networks and requires enrollment. TRICARE beneficiaries who do not enroll in this option may obtain care from non-network providers through TRICARE Standard, or from network providers through TRICARE Extra. Servicemembers who use TRICARE Standard, TRICARE Extra, or TRICARE Reserve Select are referred to as non-enrolled beneficiaries. This report analyzes the adequacy of DoD's surveys of TRICARE
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