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DHHS/CMS Provider Quality Forums

CMS hosts provider quality forums where provider groups that excel in certain areas (geographical or specialty) and have excellent patient outcomes present best practices at national quality forums. All provider groups are welcome to attend, however, the focus should be on those provider groups who may be struggling in a given area. Ideas for forum subject matter can be submitted by agency employees who see a need for... more »

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Military dependent child medical care - make use of the great pediatric subspecialty medical resources that the military has. Stress the importance of moving families of children with complicated medical problems like cancer to sites of military treatment facilities that can provide full-service treatment with truly personalized care and aid in the unique issues of the military family. A child with leukemia requires... more »

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Junk the Junk Food!

Upgrade government cafeteria food choices to HEALTHY. Stop selling junk food, sodas, high fat and high cholesterol foods in government cafeterias and vending machines. This will improve health, reduce sickness, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce health insurance premiums.

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Self-Insured Federal Health Care Plan

Self insure for health care. Why go through blue cross blue shield and other horribly over priced health care providers? The government has a massive work force which could easily sustain a health care program without the costly middlemen and brokers like bluecross/blueshield. The government self insures rental cars, why not health care?

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Taking a power nap to refresh the brain and be efficient

'Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say that by the time you wake up you'll feel so good, you'll be able to start looking for a new job.' ~Jay Leno quote.

 

Taking a power nap to refresh the brain and be efficient in your job or find a new job. Be creative, reponsible, happy and healthy.

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Drug Screening for Welfare

I suggest Welfare Recipients should have to take a drug/alcohol test before qualifying and periodically to maintain welfare benefits. Most of our federal and private employees a have to take a drug test to work which our pay checks help fund the welfare system so it is only fair that they should have to follow the same standards. This would reduce welfare costs and hopefully overall health by forcing the abusers to... more »

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Prevention: Govt can do better than an F

Prevention is the most cost-effective health strategy. The American health care system gets an "F" when it comes to acting on several prevention strategies that could save the most lives. This paradigm should change. Let's start by eliminating secondhand smoke. This can be accomplished by posting "smokefree zone signs" and issuing fines to violators. Make the national mall and all federal property smokefree, for starters.... more »

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Save $$ on Health Care Costs by Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods

To save billions on health care costs, encourage the consumption of highly nutritious foods (see website www.eatrightamerica.com/andi-superfoods for a list of foods). A campaign beginning with government workers would get the ball rolling for all Americans, helping to prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. To be clear, this does NOT mean a person must be a vegetarian. Adding nutritient-dense foods can be a... more »

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Reduce workplace injury while increasing productivity via stretching

Aid physical ability to increase worker productivity and reduce workplace injury. Sore muscles and general aches are common, so why not take an idea from private industry, both industrial and office based, that have optional (and somtimes mandatory), calisthenics and stretching exercises openly available to its employees. For example, I’ve been in a manufacturing facility which provided their workers stretches and routines... more »

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