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Author: Robert F. Dee
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: expence, values, transition, term, practice, refine, physician, payments, need, medicare
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2000-12-01
ISBN-10: 0756705118
ISBN-13: 9780756705114

In 1992, Medicare began using a fee schedule to pay physicians for more than 7,000 procedures. A fee schedule amount for each procedure is computed by multiplying the sum of the procedure's three rankings, known as relative value units (RVU), by a conversion factor that translates RVUs into dollars. This report monitors the Health Care Financing Administration's. ongoing efforts to develop resource-based practice expense RVUs. It focuses on: evaluation of whether the new methodology is an acceptable approach for revising Medicare's fee schedule; questions raised about the data, assumptions, &

Author: David A. Powner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: projects, changes, cost, schedule, goals, performance, address, policies, agencies, technology, need, establish, comprehensive, information
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2008-12
ISBN-10: 143790887X
ISBN-13: 9781437908879

The fed. govżt. plans to spend about $70 billion on information technology (IT) projects during FY 2008. Consequently, it is important that projects be managed effectively to ensure that public resources are wisely invested. At times, a projectżs cost, schedule, and performance goals -- known as its baseline -- are modified to reflect changed development circumstances These changes -- called a re-baselining -- can be done for valid reasons, but can also be used to mask cost overruns and schedule delays. This report: (1) determines the extent of and the primary reasons for IT project re-basel

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: positions, requiring, senate, confirmation, schedule, executive, appointees, turnover, rates, political
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 1995-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788113321
ISBN-13: 9780788113321

Provides information on the periods of service for persons appointed by the President to federal Executive Schedule positions with the advice and consent of the Senate during a recent 10-year period. Addresses the issue of high turnover among these appointees. Tables. Bibliography.

Author: Jim Wells
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: cost, major, overruns, schedule, delays, caused, failures, ignition, facility, management, oversight, national
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2000-10
ISBN-10: 0756705371
ISBN-13: 9780756705374

The Univ. of CA, under contract to the DoE to operate Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., is building the Nat. Ignition Facility. DoE considers the Nat. Ignition Facility an essential component of its Stockpile Stewardship Program, which is responsible for ensuring the safety & reliability of nuclear weapons in the absence of nuclear testing. The Nat. Ignition Facility was originally expected to cost about $2 billion when complete in 2002, but DoE has increased the cost & moved the completion date to 2006. This report determines the magnitude of the Nat. Ignition Facility's cost & schedule overruns;

Author: T. B. Üstün
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: disability, schedule, whodas, assessment, manual, health, measuring
Number of Pages: 145
Published: 2010-04-30
ISBN-10: 9241547596
ISBN-13: 9789241547598

The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) is a unique practical instrument, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), that can be used to measure general health and disability levels, including mental and neurological disorders, both at the population level or in clinical practice, in a wide range of cultural settings. Presented in this book is a detailed overview of how the schedule was developed and validated, together with a description of its key features and applications. The questionnaires that form the basis of WHODAS 2.0 are availa

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: facing, major, scientific, uncertainties, schedule, project, waste, yucca, mountain, nuclear
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 1993-06-01
ISBN-10: 1568064969
ISBN-13: 9781568064963

Reviews whether (1) the funding for the scientific investigation of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for a nuclear waste repository is sufficient to permit the Department of Energy (DoE) to meet its schedule and (2) initiatives by DoE to streamline the investigation could affect the investigation's scientific quality. Graphs and charts.

Author: Paul L. Francis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: navy, facing, shipbuilding, congressional, testimony, challenges, emblematic, zumwalt, acquisitions, class, destroyer, program, defense
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437909078
ISBN-13: 9781437909074

The U.S. Navy is about to begin construction of the first Zumwalt-Class destroyer (DDG 1000) amid considerable uncertainties and a high likelihood of cost and schedule growth. Significant cost growth and schedule delays are persistent problems that continue to compromise the Navy¿s shipbuilding goals. This testimony focuses on: (1) the challenges faced by the DDG 1000 program; and (2) the strain such challenges portend for long term shipbuilding plans. Charts and tables.
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