Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

Simplified procurement of IT maintenance using Purchase Cards

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and government Purchase Card (credit card) policy currently preclude the use of Purchase Cards to buy annual IT hardware and software maintenance or support. This leads to the use of purchase orders instead. As someone who purchases such services for an IT-intensive organization, I find myself submitting requisitions for as little as $50 or $60. Given the weeks of delay and hundreds ...more »

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Downsizing of gov

Just as the government expanded,it can also contract.I live and work in a metro area where there are 5 Social Security field offices. I'm sure that by closing one or more in each metro area that the agency can combine resources and employees into less offices and save money.

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lower medicare costs via new requirements for lab testing

My experience with my mother's interaction with doctors while on Medicare is that she would go in, talk to the doctor briefly, and then get labs prescribed, with many tests. Then, she would return two weeks later to go over the test results. The same things happens with my private insurance doctor -- I get a physical, he prescribes labs, and then I get the results, AFTER the physical. If I need to discuss the results, ...more »

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Real Estate Property

The new situation in the Economy has created many opportunities for investors in the real estate world. The US Government is leasing Buildings, Land and Real Estate Property paying millions of dollars every year to private organizations or individuals. The Government also should take advantage of the situation and purchase vacant property for their use. •Example Number 1: Purchasing vacant buildings and land in ...more »

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Respiratory Acetylcistene use

There has been a nation wide shortage of Acetylsistene in 4ml bottles. Typically patients that need this for respiratory need use 2-3 milileters at a time between 2- 4 times a day.During this shortage the way it has been dispensed is in 30 mililiter bottles. The expiration date is 72 hours after opening the bottle. In my humble opinion it would be of more benefit to have pharmacy draw these up in 3 mililiter syringes ...more »

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