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Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse (Part II)

Monday, September 11th, 2017 - 13:48
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Greg Greben, Vice President and Client Group Leader, Federal Civilian & Healthcare Agencies, IBM Global Business Services, authored this article. Last week's blog defined fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA), described many successful FWA federal programs, and outlined some of the costs associated with FWA. This continuation will address government challenges; define cognitive counter-fraud, waste, abuse; and discuss next steps.

Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - 10:42
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Greg Greben, Vice President and Client Group Leader, Federal Civilian & Healthcare Agencies, IBM Global Business Services, authored this article

A Conversation with Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, October 26th, 2015 - 15:06
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Fraud, waste, and abuse of federal healthcare programs serving seniors and taxpayers affect every American by draining critical resources from our healthcare system. Along with hampering our healthcare system, these illegal activities undermine the nation’s economy.

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Monday, October 26th, 2015 - 15:00
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With each edition, I present the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and complement their frontline experience with practical insights from thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship. The purpose is not to offer definitive solutions to the many management challenges facing government executives, but to provide a resource from which to draw practical, actionable recommendations on how best to confront such issues.

Dr. Shantanu Agrawal on Combating Fraud, Waste & Abuse in Healthcare

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - 12:27
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:30
The U.S. was projected to spend $3.1 trillion dollars on healthcare generating billions of claims from healthcare service and product providers every year. Medicare alone accounts for something on the order of $635 billion in annual spending.

Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - 14:14
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Three Key Ingredients to Build an Investigative Analytics Unit

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - 11:20
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:55
The Recovery, Accountability, and Transparency Board (fondly known as RAT) was originally created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to provide transparency of ARRA-related funds and detect and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement of those funds. Later the RAT Board's authority was expanded to include oversight of all federal funding.

Berwick Fires Back at Critics on his Way Out

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 - 17:33
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:15
In an interview with the New York Times on Thursday, Dr. Donald Berwick reflected on his 17 month tenure as director of the agency at the center of President Obama's health reform efforts.

Beth McGrath

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 - 13:03
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Ms. McGrath leads the Department’s efforts to better synchronize, integrate and coordinate DoD business operations.
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Sat, 10/01/2011
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Ms. McGrath leads the Department’s efforts to better synchronize, integrate and coordinate DoD business operations

Obama Launches New Campaign to Cut Waste

Monday, June 13th, 2011 - 16:09
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 15:57
On Monday, June 13, in a 4-minuteYouTube message to the American people, the President sat next to a stack of Federal Registers to highlight the steps he taking to take to get rid of “pointless waste, stupid spending.”  
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