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Waste and fraud still plague Medicare, but oversight is improving, officials say

July 15, 2010 Medicare remains vulnerable to waste and fraud, but a pilot program has helped reduce errors, according to witnesses testifying on Capitol Hill on Thursday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services operated a three-year demonstration program that identified more than $1 billion in erroneous payments between 2005 and 2008, according ...

White House kicks off second cost-cutting contest

July 8, 2010 Thursday marks the beginning of the White House's second annual contest encouraging federal employees to present their ideas for curbing unnecessary government spending. Like last year, the winner of the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency award will earn a meeting with President Obama, and his or her proposal will be ...