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Senate OKs Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to approve its fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would authorize a tax reform plan, The Hill reported Thursday. The budget measure proposes to increase defense spending levels at current rates to reach $684 billion by 2027 and reduce nondefense spending in succeeding years that would result …

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CBO: Federal Budget Shortfall Rose to $668B in FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit in fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 30 reached $668 billion, approximately $82 billion higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year. CBO said Friday the FY 2017 budget shortfall was equivalent to 3.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic …

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GAO: Federal Improper Payments Reached $144B in Fiscal 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the federal government recorded approximately $144 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2016. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the figure was linked to 112 federal programs across 22 agencies and those programs include Medicare, Medicaid and earned income tax credit. Medicare-related programs such …

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CSG Principal Amanda Starr Joins CMS’ Medicaid IT Architecture Governance Board

Amanda Starr, a principal of the healthcare and human services practice at CSG Government Solutions, has joined the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture Governance Board of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CSG said Monday the board works to ensure that the MITA Framework meets Medicaid regulations, policies and procedures and supports efforts to …

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CBO: Federal Deficit Hits $522B in First 6 Months of FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit for the first half of fiscal 2017 reached $522 billion, approximately $63 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates for the same period in FY 2016. CBO said in the report published Friday the total amount of receipts associated with corporate and individual …

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CBO: Federal Budget Deficit at $159B After 4 Months of FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report shows that federal budget shortfall hit $159 billion after the first four months of fiscal 2017, approximately $1 billion lower than the figure recorded for the same period in fiscal 2016. CBO said Tuesday total amount of receipts associated with individual and corporate income taxes as well …

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GAO: CMS Implemented 3 of 11 Recommendations on Medicaid Program Integrity

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has implemented only three of 11 recommendations that the Government Accountability Office made to help address program integrity challenges related to Medicaid. GAO said Tuesday CMS developed an approach to verify if an individual is qualified to enroll into into the joint federal-state healthcare program but the government watchdog …

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