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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...

2009-12-21 09:53:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sealy FMTV Task Force is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to apply weapons acquisition overhaul standards set by Congress and signed by President Obama earlier this year to the process that will decide which contractor should build the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. The weapons acquisition overhaul bill, signed in to law May 22, 2009, empowers the Pentagon to bridle wasteful spending. The measure, which in part is in response to a...

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2009-12-11 06:10:00

In an official report released on the Thursday, government auditors say that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough protect the interests of consumers who are having issues with their mobile carriers.  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has suggested that the FCC step-up their activities in the communications industry. The report follows hard on the heels of an in-depth examination of business practices in the wireless industry led by the FCC just four months...

2009-11-19 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Payments Coalition issued the following statement in response to today's release of a report on interchange fees from the Government Accountability Office: Today's GAO report concludes that consumers could be harmed if Congress acts to lower what merchants pay to accept debit and credit. As the GAO noted in its report, merchants receive myriad benefits when they accept debit and credit cards, including increased sales and reduced labor...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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