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Lacing Up Sneaker Security

Cybersecurity is a critical function in protecting personal identities and corporate and sovereign secrets, and it is certainly a point of focus for healthcare IT. But what about the Sneakernet? That is, the transfer of digital media via removable hardware (flash drives, etc.) across an organization and thus the potential for a thief or careless […]

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Molly O'Neill

Citizen-Centric Open Government

Last week, the White House announced the next round of Open Government Initiatives. I had an opportunity to chat a little about this last week on Federal News Radio’s Weekly Countdown hosted by Francis Rose, along with co-panelist Jonathan Bruel, a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). The new initiatives are: Promote […]

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Robert Rolf

Making RACs More Effective

In the years since the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) implemented the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, it has proven valuable in the struggle against improper payments – both in its business model and results. RACs have returned $8 billion in improper payments to the Medicare Trust Fund and $700 million to healthcare providers […]

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