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Department of Health and Human Services

Alternate work schedules/sharing office space

I would like to suggest office/cubical sharing. We all have laptops and most have blackberries. We could work alternatate shifts (every other week, every 2 weeks, etc) - one in office, another at home. This could save some building rentals, BG&E and phone bills. With Health Care Reform, many new hires are needed with limited space and we currently occupy multiple buildings.

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Compete Medicare MAC Contracts as a Mulitple Award ID/IQ

The Medicare Administrative Contracts (MAC) are the contracts that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use to process claims submitted to Medicare on behalf of the Medicare beneficiaries. CMS has divided the country into 15 MAC regions for processing Medicare Part A and B claims and into 4 MAC regions for processing Durable Medical Equipment claims.

Currently, the process used by CMS is that each contract... more »

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Medicare Premium Notice

Revising the Medicare Premium Notice (bill) to make it clear and comprehensive will provide better customer service to beneficiaries and reduce program costs. Currently the notice: (1) doesn’t always show the appropriate timeframe that is being billed (2) doesn’t have the special messages on the front of the notice, it’s on the back (3) doesn’t show the actual monthly premium due.

When beneficiaries have questions... more »

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Increase the Detection of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

I suggest the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services develop a monthly list of patient’s Medicare and/or Medicaid claims activities and send it to patients, physicians, suppliers or providers for verifications. The statement would combine all health care activities and explain what services were provided for a given month. Fraud and Abuse Hotline information will be added to the report so that individuals can... more »

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