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Blog: GAO to CMS: 'I told you so' on Medicaid advice

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 31, 2015

To celebrate Medicaid's 50th birthday, the Government Accountability Office is taking a look at all the ways it has told the CMS to improve the program, but the agency has yet to act on.

Hospitals slam GAO report criticizing 340B drug program

Hospitals slam GAO report criticizing 340B drug program

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 11, 2015

Hospitals say the Government Accountability Office used faulty methodology when it found that hospitals that serve high numbers of low-income patients abuse a federal drug discount by overprescribing medications. HHS raised similar concerns about the findings.

Additional FDA action needed to mitigate drug shortages

Additional FDA action needed to mitigate drug shortages

By Curtis Rooney  |  May 08, 2015

Drug shortages, such as those involving saline solution and the antibiotic piperacillin/tazobactam that are currently challenging hospitals, represent a complex problem that affects the ability of hospitals and other healthcare providers to treat their most vulnerable patients. Though recent...

GAO to HHS: Keep working on HealthCare.gov improvements

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 05, 2015

HealthCare.gov still has issues that need to be addressed to ensure long-term functionality, despite the series of fixes HHS already has made to the site, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Wednesday.

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