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Social Security Administration

Save Billions of Budget Dollars by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan

I suggest you...save several billion of dollars per year by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan:
In order to administer the new health care plan established by Congress, the government will have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to set up a service network. It can take GSA 2 to 3 years to build out new office space. I suggest that we use the 1200 or so field offices already... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Documentation standardization for EMR

I suggest development of standardized templates for documentation in the medical facilities. Set templates that meet all regulatory requirements and provide all necessary clinical information would save thousands of hours of computer specialist and clinician time building and revising templates. Orientation could be standardized for each discpline across the many VA facilities; record review could also be standardized... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

COST SAVINGS INITIATIVE- SHARED PREVENTION OF HIGH COST DRUG OUTDATING

VA hospitals too frequently have very expensive medications that expire on their shelves for various reasons. For example, a patient will be started on a chemotherapy regimen requiring a high cost low utilization drug and after a cycle or two the therapy will be unexpectedly discontinued. This drug, which was ordered for the patient’s regimen, is many times non-returnable and will sit on the pharmacy’s shelves until it... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Put VA Medical Centers in new Health Care Exchange

Why not allow veterans (and possibly all other persons) the opportunity to sign up for health care services under the umbrella of the existing VA Medical Centers? Employers and employees opting in could share in economic savings while channeling more money into the VAMC's funding to cover additional costs.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Vet to Vet

I suggest you...Involve OIF/OEF Vets with another Vet who has been home for a while, like 6-12 months, to provide assistance in the REAL issues that service people encounter after deployment. Have a counselor available per groups of 10-15 pairs, to provide group counseling and resources. Have same type group for spouses of returning Vets, for the major support they need upon return.To take it even further, provide case... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Health Care options

The current health care options were initially created in 1958 and I think that the current times and economic conditions strongly suggest that it needs to be updated.

Using my current HMO as an example, I have only 2 options to choose from. “Self” or “Self and Family”. Here is my suggestion, create a third option, “Self plus One”.

Since I am married, I want my spouse covered, so I’m paying the very expensive Self... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Health care option to keep funds in government coffers!

VA employees and their families should be given the option to use their Federal Employee Health Benefit to receive health care services at VA medical facilities. I believe this would allow funds to stay within the Federal government coffers. VA medical facilities would also receive our co-payments. My husband died in 2007 after a vehicular accident, which caused traumatic brain injury. VA has cutting edge treatment... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Right-sizing doorways at the VA

I suggest widening the doorways to accommodate the wider wheelchairs that are now common at the VA. There are many large wheelchairs to accommodate our larger patient population but the doorways to the exam rooms and treatment areas were not enlarged to facilitate entering the rooms with these larger devices. Many times I have to stop what I am doing to find a smaller or narrower wheelchair to transfer a patient into... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce health care coding errors

Improve and ensure clear labeling of health provider services rendered when submitted to Health Insurers. Frequently, services are rejected by health insurers because the provider goofed and coded the service wrong. Patients often get billed for a service the health insurer should pay. Additionally, patients spend extra time as well as health service providers and health insurers in doing over and over until it is... more »

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