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Department of Commerce

Medicare/Medicad cost awareness leads to savings

I suggest sending a copy of the Medicare/Medicaid bill to each recipient, either monthly or per incident. The benefits are in three areas:

- greater support for the program because recipients would be aware of their benefits

- cost containment: recipients are more likely to manage costs, avoid unnecessary and costly procedures and react to overcharges and outright fraud if they are aware of the ongoing expenses

- fraud... more »

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Legislative Branch

Use assets to cover liabilities.

The federal government is bankrupt. The assets of the federal government should be used to cover its liabilities. All federal land from land management agencies within the Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior should be turned over to the states to fund the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid liabilities. Have the states form a committee that will use the land and the income it creates to fund reorganized... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Replace Medicaid/Medicare Paper Cards w/Plastic

If ordered in large volumes to replace existing cards and new cards, the paper to plastic migration would only be separated by pennies due the the millions being ordered.

The next generation card would last longer, and your parents and/or grand parents would not have to laminate them!

Newer security features could be incorporated to prevent replication (which can be achieved quite easily with the current paper card),... more »

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Legislative Branch

Provide Medicaid/Medicare reimb. to Certified Nurse Practioners

Certified Nurse Practioners should be reimbursed by the federal government for providing medicaid/medicare services.

With a limited scope of practice, lower cost, far lower instances of mistakes, prevention-based care model, Certified Nurse Practioners (CNPs) should be reimbursed. This would lead to significant savings in an area that will only become more expensive as the population ages.

Certified Nurse Midwives,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Certified Nurse Practioners - Hire more in the Government

Certified Family Nurse Practitioners (CFNP), Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioners (CWHNP), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are an underutilized and highly skilled segment of the health care industry that should be used more in the federal government.

The American Medical Association and other special interest groups have a strong incentive not to legitimize this noble profession. Popular culture has lead... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Require 90 day review for 1st time Medicare/Medicaid Providers

Billions of dollars in fraud are committed by "Strip mall" and other clinics that are established, take in patients, then pad billing statements. Congress, thinking it was doing a good thing years ago, mandated providers be paid within 30 days. The law of unintended consequences meant that criminals set up shop, did millions and millions in false billings, and then ran off before they were investigated and arrested.... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Match Federal records against State's Billions in Unclaimed $$

There are billions of dollars that were turned over to the 50 States by Banks, Employers, Insurance companies, Stock companies, etc. all belonging to millions of Americans who forgot they had this money. Match the Federal records (SSN's) of anyone receiving any Federal benefits (SSA, SSI, VA, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.), against those of the 50 States holding this Unclaimed Property we could reunite people with billions... more »

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