WASHINGTON, DC -- Members of the House and Senate today requested a Government Accountability Office study of the anti-fraud audits conducted by the Medicare program to identify and eliminate fraud and improper payments. Private contractors play an important role in Medicare’s fraud and improper payment prevention effort.
Bipartisan Leaders in House and Senate Urge GAO to Probe Success Rate of Efforts to Identify and Prevent Medicare FraudJune 26, 2012 | Press Release
Excerpt: We ask that you undertake a study that focuses on coordination among contractor efforts and CMS efforts to oversee these contractors to ensure that they are working efficiently and effectively while guaranteeing that beneficiaries are receiving care to which they are entitled. To read the letter, click here.
Letters to GAO Regarding the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Nuclear Security AdministrationJune 26, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: In reports requested by this Committee on safety and security problems at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, for example, GAO has repeatedly documented weaknesses in those sites’ performance self-assessment programs To read the letter regarding the Los Alamos National Laboratory, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed revisions to its cement sector rules, including extending the date for compliance. Last fall, the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, directing EPA to re-propose the rules so they are both economically and technically achievable.
The Washington Examiner Editorial Board this weekend blasted the Department of Energy for its recent “Beyond Solyndra” propaganda, which points to the electric car company Fisker, who received a $529 million loan to make $100,000+ electric sports cars, as an example validating the Obama administration’s massive federal efforts. What DOE’s
WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recent media reports of possible safety incidents at one of the nation’s most sensitive biolabs, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Oversight Subcommittee member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D.