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Medical Doctor Credentialing

Currently, health care facility accesses health care providers annually from the various Miltiary Reserve Commands to provide IRT services to Indian Health Service Service Units. The military reservist medical providers are currently credentialed through the DOD and during their IRT to the sponsoring Indian Health Service the crdentialing process has to be conducted again for each DOD reservists due to the accrediting ...more »

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Recycling

It should be required that all federal employees recycle at work.This will help in so may ways,save terees,the enviroment ,and purchase recycled items as well.Also make available in billing a form that is shorter so less shredding will be done.some billing may not need quadruplite copies.they may only need 2 copies for billing a patient.

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CHANGE-TIME TO INNOVATE AND SAVE MONEY

One of President Obama first step/plan to reduce government waste is targeting waste and duplication among federal systems and processes. My idea for the system we currently use to review invoices and pay bills can be improved. Right now there are multiple systems that are being used to verify and pay a single invoice and to me that is inefficient and can improved. Not only will performance be enhanced but there will ...more »

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Yard Sale.

My idea is to have all of the unused supplies,parts,equipment,tools etc and any and every other thing that is not in use or not being used and have yard sales at the various government locations.The proceeds can be used what ever the government needs it for.Thank you.

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Background Investigation

Annually the health care facility sponsors a DOD Military Reserve unit who provides a variety of medical services to the patient population. The DOD Military Reserve's background investigation while thorough does not meet the Indian Health Service expectations for CNACI. Mandate all Medical groups, squadrons to have this additional inquiry checks completed during the original investigation to save overall costs for the ...more »

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Budget Cut

I am one for helping those who need help, but right now I think the government needs to take care of their own. Instead of raising taxes or cutting programs here we should stop sending monies and other support to foreign countries.

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buy cheaper airline tickets

We are required to purchase airline tickets for government-sponsored travel through a contracted travel agency rather than directly from the airline or through an on-line provider like Expedia. This typically results in tickets that cost at least four times as much as what could be purchased directly. Eliminate the requirement for purchasing airline tickets through the federal travel agent and reduce travel costs substantially. ...more »

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Shelving Contract Manager, "saving electricity"

This idea apply to all office building. I was told this have been already used in Universities.

All big buildings have many elevators. If people just going from one or two or more (for younger people) floors can just use the stairs. Walking, climbing stairs are good for our legs and health (similer to riding a bicycle). Handycapped, people with foot, knee or other problem are excluded ofcourse.

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use motion sensors to turn lights on/off

There are many areas in the clinical center and throughout the NIH campus that are not accessed on a continuous basis. Examples would include linen and supply closets, patient exam rooms, bathrooms and many offices. Putting in motion sensors that would turn lights on when someone enters and turn lights off when no motion is detected for a certain period of time would save electricity and money for the clinical center. ...more »

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Travel

Examine why the cost of airline tickets are exhorbitant for government employees who are required to use Omega travel services. The cost through Omega is sometimes double that of tickets that we could book as individuals. This is a HUGH waste of taxpayer dollars.

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Tech Expert

The government should limit the amount of benefits paid under the Supplemental Security Income program per family. The program currently pays each member of a household up to $674.00 + the state supplement. Families with 3, 4, + members who are disabled and file for benefits are able to live quit well under this program. They also receive free medical care. There is no incentive to find a job or get off the program. ...more »

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Cut Cost to over-time

At small Indian Health service units the staffing is top heavy, and the facility department is over-staffed, nursing staff is not being utilized to cut over-time costs. Too many management officials who rely on others to complete reports, but do not know what the reports are and how they requlated the daily costs to run and pay employees. At my service unit the employees pick the times they want to work, 8am until ...more »

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Reduce Government Obesity by Brief Diet

Our population is facing an obesity epidemic which any individual could prevent personally by simply reducing caloric intake (it takes a little self-determination, but most will not die from a diet!). Similarly, government spending in many branches has gotten used to large caloric (monetary) consumption. A brief diet will not kill essential services. Rather, wise stewards at the head of each organization will make their ...more »

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agency to agency disclosure for benefits qualification

SSA would save money if it had a faster way receiving information from other government agencies such as DHS, VA, HUD, and DHSS. Many aliens with lawful status file for benefits as soon as they arrive. Many have sponsors who have signed documentation with DHS, and should not be allowed to receive any kind of government assistance. All federal agencies should be communicating and make claimants aware of who is responsible ...more »

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