What is the management and performance agenda for the U.S. Department of Commerce? How is Commerce working to transform the way it does business? What is Commerce doing to support its employees and reforming its hiring process? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal leads the Center for Program Integrity with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss his efforts in combating fraud, waste, and abuse in federal healthcare programs.
What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
What are the strategic priorities of the Defense Health Agency Healthcare Operations Directorate? What is DHA doing to save money and gain efficiencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with
Major General Richard Thomas, Director, DHA Healthcare Operations Directorate.
Participatory budgeting, an innovation in direct citizen participation
in government decision making, began 25 years ago
in a town in Brazil. It has since been adopted by 1,000 other
cities worldwide and by some U.S. cities as well.
With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights,
and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant
management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
A critical factor that will move the transformation of the healthcare industry from the initial efforts of early adopters to general acceptance is payment reform. The existing model of fee for service perpetuates retention of information rather than sharing and interoperability. Shifting payment for care to an outcomes based model will reward practices that take a more comprehensive view of the patient.