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2008-08-05 07:52:56

Congressional investigators say the government is squandering millions of dollars by approving the fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review.

2008-08-05 00:00:03

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review, congressional investigators say.The study by the Government Accountability Office obtained by The Associated Press sought to follow up on oversight gaps that have plagued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since at least 2005.

2008-08-04 21:00:03

By Hope Yen WASHINGTON - The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review, congressional investigators say.

2008-08-04 09:00:05

By Hope Yen Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review, congressional investigators say.

2008-07-29 18:00:30

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released yesterday.

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2008-07-29 09:00:00

The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday.

2008-07-28 18:00:24

WASHINGTON _ The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday.

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2008-07-28 11:05:00

A report recently issued by the Government Accountability Office is shedding light onto a gray area of medical practice and federal oversight: the use of medications to treat conditions other than the ones the drugs were approved for, a practice known as "off-label" prescribing.

2008-07-15 09:00:07

By Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government is taking too long to secure radioactive materials across the country that could get into terrorists' hands, according to a government report.

2008-07-09 21:00:04

WASHINGTON _ Three weeks after a stinging rebuke from congressional auditors, the Pentagon announced Wednesday that it will reopen bidding for a $35 billion contract to start replacing the Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers.


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