Letters

October 29, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Because of these issues, we are requesting that GAO conduct a review of NHTSA, including the agency’s information sharing and information gathering capabilities and readiness to adapt to technological change. To read the letter, click here. 
October 24, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: There are legitimate privacy concerns about the government's use of data. The U.S. and other governments around the world need to address how they collect, store, and use data from citizens and non-citizens alike. Several proposals before Congress attempt to reform U.S. surveillance practices, and this is an issue we must get right. But these important reforms should not be used as a tool to obstruct the uninterrupted flow of commercial data between countries.
October 23, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: With a series of questions and recommendations to ensure that the U.S. response to the risks posed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is as effective as possible in protecting the public health and safety of the American people. Congress stands ready to serve as a strong and solid partner in solving this crisis. To read the letter, click here.
October 9, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: In FY2012, Medicaid financed the delivery of primary and acute medical services as well as long-term services and supports to an estimated 57 million people, and cost states and the federal government $431 billion. Today, federal taxpayers spend more general revenue on Medicaid than on Medicare, and the program covers more individuals than Medicare. Thus, effective oversight by CMS has grown even more important.
October 3, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: In the recent report, CMS announced that its Fraud Prevention System (FPS) has saved the agency over $210 million in fiscal 2013 by blocking improper Medicare reimbursements. White that seems like a large amount of money, in FY2014, Medicare costs will total about $603 billion dollars, or roughly $2.3 billion each business day.
October 3, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: The PPACA appropriated $5 million for Fiscal Year 2010 to CMMI for the selection, testing, and evaluation of new payment and service delivery models; and $10 billion for Fiscal Years 2011 through 2019, plus $10 billion for each subsequent 10-fiscal year period, to continue such activities and for the expansion and nationwide implementation of successful models.

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