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2010-09-28 10:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) today applauded the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which detailed the comprehensive, industry leading steps taken by GPOs to ensure transparency, fair contracting, and discount product pricing for American hospitals. "With so many votes of confidence affirming the value of GPOs, and 98% of all hospitals reliant on GPO...

2010-07-26 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Trish Wexler, spokeswoman for ANHAM FZCO, LLC, provided a live interview to Al Arabiya on the recent news that the U.S. Government Accountability Office has dismissed all protests to the selection of ANHAM as "Prime Vendor" to the U.S. Government, providing food and support services for the U.S. Government in Kuwait and Iraq. The following is a summary of the questions and responses, with further detail provided below than time allowed for on...

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2010-07-23 09:30:00

Individuals who send off saliva samples to genetic testing companies to determine whether or not they are at risk for diabetes or certain forms of cancer may receive different results depending on which company they select, according to a Reuters report Thursday. In the article, reporter Julie Steenhuysen states that government officials conducted an undercover probe of four unidentified genetic testing firms. As part of the test, five people sent away DNA for testing to each of the...

2010-06-14 13:50:00

GAO Report Outlines Potential Medicare Cost Savings, Value to Patients WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that outlines the potential Medicare cost savings and value to patients associated with home infusion therapy, the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is recommending that a demonstration project be conducted to confirm the benefit of home infusion therapy to patients and to support Medicare's...

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2010-05-27 05:50:00

A US government investigation has found that makers and sellers of ginseng, echinacea and other herbal supplements often make false claims that the products can cure cancer or replace prescription medications. In the undercover probe, officials from the Government Accountability Office also found that labels for some supplements claim to prevent or cure ailments like diabetes and heart disease. The claims are a clear violation of US law. GAO staff targeted products most popular with older...

2010-05-18 12:53:00

Legitimate Medical Equipment Providers Are Victimized by Administrative Backlogs WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that the processing of Medicare reimbursement claims for medical equipment providers continues to be a problem despite the government's efforts to implement reforms. The administrative shortcomings within the Medicare program have caused painful payment delays and other problems affecting...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A declassified Government Accountability Office report entitled "Nuclear Diversion in the U.S.? 13 Years of Contradiction and Confusion" reveals serious flaws hampering investigations into diversions of US weapons grade uranium to Israel. The report and related correspondence totaling 62 pages released on May 6, 2010 are now publicly available for download at: http://www.irmep.org/co1162251.pdf. The report examines the Nuclear Materials...

2010-05-05 11:23:00

Gutted bill strips away ability to prevent abusive treatments of children in Florida classrooms TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) today is asking parents and advocates for children to contact Florida governor Charlie Crist, urging that he not sign legislation that has been stripped of its original intent to protect children from harmful restraint and seclusion practices in Florida schools. This alarming trend is on the rise...

2010-03-19 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it is fully implementing the Government Accountability Office's recommendations for the future construction of the new Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga. On September 28, 2009, USACE awarded a design-build contract for the replacement of the Martin Army Community Hospital to Turner Construction Company, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala. Turner's design partner...

2010-01-04 12:02:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David M. Walker, president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will speak about his new book, "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility," at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, in the Zenger Room, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Walker, who served as...


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