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GAO Finds Security Loopholes in CMS Healthcare.gov Systems

The Government Accountability Office has identified several vulnerabilities in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ technical controls for systems that support the federal health insurance marketplace. GAO said Wednesday it found insufficient administrator privilege restriction, inconsistent security patch implementation and insecure administrative network configuration for Healthcare.gov supporting systems and the Federal …

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HHS IG Audits CMS Security Controls for Insurance Data Analytics Platform; Andy Slavitt Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general has found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to carry out automated vulnerability assessments on databases related to CMS’ Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System. HHS’ IG said in a September report that it audited CMS’ data security controls between August 2014 and December 2014 to …

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Administration Reports $8B in Medicare Savings

According to a report the Obama administration is scheduled to release today, the new healthcare overhaul will begin producing immediate significant savings for Medicare, savings of about $8 billion by the end of next year and $575 billion over the rest of the decade. The Obama administration report states the …

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OMB Director Peter Orszag on Fraud-Fighting Initiatives

The Office of Management and Budget last week introduced two initiatives that will help reduce fraud and improper payments made to entities and individuals, cut government waste and create a more transparent government responsive to the American public, according to OMB Director Peter R. Orszag. Last week, President Barack Obama …

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CMS Awards $107M to Help Modernize Health IT Efforts

Two large government contractors recently announced they had been awarded contracts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help modernize the agency’s three external websites and speed up the development of  electronic health records. CMS awarded CGI Federal a five-year contract worth $73.2 million as the agency continues …

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Maryland Receives Funds for Health IT Adoption

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that Maryland’s Medicaid program will receive approximately $1.37 million in federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to adopt the electronic health record incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to CMS, EHRs will …

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