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Medicare Part D: CMS Conducted Fraud and Abuse Compliance Plan Audits, but All Audit Findings Are Not Yet Available

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Medicare Part D program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides a voluntary, outpatient prescription drug benefit for eligible individuals 65 years and older and eligible individuals with disabilities. CMS contracts with private companies--such as health insurance companies and companies that manage pharmacy benefits--to provide Part D prescription drug plans for Medicare beneficiaries. These companies are referred to as Part D sponsors. About 27 million individuals were enrolled in Medicare Part D as of December 2009, and estimated Medicare Part D spending was $51 billion in fiscal year 2009. Because of Medicare's vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse, GAO has designated Medicare as a high-risk program. We and HHS's Inspector General have previously reported that the size, nature, and complexity of the Part D program make it a particular risk for fraud, waste, and abuse. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which established the Part D program, requires all Part D sponsors to have programs to safeguard Part D from fraud, waste, and abuse. CMS is responsible for managing and overseeing the Part D program. CMS regulations require Part D sponsors to have compliance plans that must include measures that detect, correct, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. In April 2006, CMS issued guidance in chapter 9 of its Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit Manual on the seven required elements of these plans. These compliance plans, which must be approved by CMS, articulate policies, processes, and procedures for Part D sponsors to detect, correct, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Implementation of a compliance plan includes conducting the activities described in the plan and developing comprehensive written procedures for activities …
Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ryan White CARE Act: Estimated Effect of Continued Application of the Fiscal Year 2010 Stop-Loss Provision on 2011 Funding for Urban Areas

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Congress asked us to estimate the effect on Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act) funding to urban areas if the stop-loss provision applicable in fiscal year 2010 was applied to funding for 2011 under a continuing resolution. The CARE Act, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was enacted to address the needs of jurisdictions, health care providers, and people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). In October 2009, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (RWTEA) reauthorized CARE Act programs for fiscal years 2010 through 2013. Under the CARE Act, funding for urban areas--eligible metropolitan areas (EMA) and transitional grant areas (TGA)--is primarily provided through three categories of grants: (1) formula grants that are awarded based on the case counts of people with HIV/AIDS in an urban area; (2) supplemental grants that are awarded on a competitive basis based on an urban area's demonstration of need, including criteria such as HIV/AIDS prevalence; and (3) Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) grants, which are awarded for urban areas to address disparities in access, treatment, care, and health outcomes."
Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Superfund: Information on the Nature and Costs of Cleanup Activities at Three Landfills in the Gulf Coast Region

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in four Americans lives within 3 miles of a contaminated site, many of which pose serious risks to human health and the environment. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) provided the federal government with authority to respond to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances and created a trust fund to provide for certain cleanup activities. Under CERCLA, EPA established the Superfund program to address the threats that contaminated sites pose. Although EPA has paid for the cleanup of many of these sites through the Superfund program, funding for these cleanups has diminished in recent years. In 2010, we reported that EPA's estimated costs to clean up existing contaminated sites exceed the Superfund program's current funding levels and that some sites have not received sufficient funding for cleanup to proceed in the most cost-efficient manner. Additionally, in July 2009, we reported that EPA does not collect sufficient information on the cost of cleanup activities at Superfund sites and recommended, among other things, that EPA assess and improve the data it collects on the status and cost of cleanups. EPA coordinates the cleanup of Superfund sites by identifying sites potentially requiring cleanup action and placing eligible sites on its National Priorities List (NPL). EPA may compel the parties responsible for contaminating these sites to clean them up, or the agency may, using resources from the trust fund established by CERCLA, conduct cleanups itself and seek reimbursement from responsible parties. In some cases, EPA may not be able to obtain reimbursement because the agency cannot identify a responsible party or the responsible party or parties may be insolvent or may no longer exist. One category of contaminated …
Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Act Blue receipts Feb. 18, 2009]

Description: Act Blue receipts for TSDC for the 2009 biennial statewide conference.
Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Act Blue receipts for the TSDC]

Description: Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus 2009 biennial statewide conference Act Blue receipts for February 18, 2009.
Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Elida Barraza Invoice]

Description: An invoice from Elida Barraza, the Printing Services Coordinator at the Printing Services department to Mr. Stallings of $18.66 on February 25, 2009.
Date: February 18, 2009
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Receipts for TSDC biennial conference]

Description: ActBlue receipts for February 2009 Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus biennial statewide conference.
Date: February 18, 2009
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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MPSA 2004 Final Report

Description: This proposal was to support a portion of the costs of Methods in Protein Structure Analysis 2004 (MPSA2004). MPSA2004 was the 15th in the series of MPSA international conferences on protein structure analysis that began in 1974. MPSA2004 was held on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA August 29 through September 2, 2004. Twenty-four internationally recognized speakers gave invited presentations; additional participants were chosen to present short talks in the 10 topics that were addressed. The aim of MPSA conferences is to communicate the latest, cutting-edge techniques in protein structure analysis and proteomics through science success stories as told by the scientific leaders who developed the technologies. Biotechnology vendors are present to explain currently available commercial technology through workshops and demonstrations booths. The overall aim is to provide a forum for exchanging the latest methods and ideas in protein structure analysis and proteomics to current and future practitioners. The conference supported the missions of the DOE Office of Science and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) in at least two ways: by enabling the above forum, and by encouraging young researchers who might otherwise not attend to meet leading researchers and to learn about the most current ideas, technologies, products, and services relevant to protein structure analysis. Topics covered in MPSA2004 were highly relevant to the BER Genomics: GTL initiative and several National Laboratory scientists were among the invited speakers.
Date: February 18, 2006
Creator: Anderson, Carl W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mass Transit: Information on the Federal Role in Funding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In recent years, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has faced serious financial and budgetary problems as well as continuing challenges related to the safety and reliability of its transit services. At the same time, ridership is at an alltime high, and WMATA continues to provide critical services and considerable benefits to the Washington region's economic well-being and to the federal government. This statement is based on preliminary results of our work on WMATA that GAO is performing at the request of the Chairman, House Committee on Government Reform, as well as on GAO's previous review of WMATA and other studies of WMATA's financial condition. It discusses (1) the extent to which WMATA relied on federal funding to build its Metrorail subway system and the federal government's rationale for providing that funding, (2) the extent to which WMATA has relied on other federal funding for capital improvements in recent years, and (3) the current funding challenges that WMATA faces and options that have been proposed to address those challenges."
Date: February 18, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Superfund Program: Updated Appropriation and Expenditure Data

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report contains GAO's update of the appropriation and expenditure data for the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program since a July 2003 report."
Date: February 18, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Drug Control: U.S. Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to reduce the flow of drugs into the United States, focusing on the: (1) nature of the drug threat facing the United States; (2) way in which the international drug control strategy of the United States addresses the nature of the drug threat; and (3) obstacles that foreign governments and the United States face in reducing the drug threat."
Date: February 18, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Email from Christy Kinsler to multiple recipients]

Description: Email from Christy Kinsler to multiple recipients on February 18, 2000 discussing her political history and that she has no desire to be a SDEC member. Included is another email from Carl Whitmarsh to "folks" that is crossed out with a handwritten note that reads, "see previous email."
Date: February 18, 2000
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Fax transmittal from Al Daniels to Christy Kinsler]

Description: Fax sent from Al Daniels to Christy Kinsler including a message: "Attached are 2 pages of Officer and Director Phone List and 1 legal page of members sorted by zip code."
Date: February 18, 2000
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Invoice for Wiseman, Durst, & Tuddenham]

Description: An invoice for the law firm of Wiseman, Durst, and Tuddenham for the Texas Human Rights Foundation.
Date: February 18, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[For Immediate Release]

Description: An announcement about Bill Nelson, his background, and campaign goals. The document includes quotes and details about Bill Nelson's plan to seek place 9 at-large position on city council.
Date: February 18, 1987
Creator: Friends of Bill Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Announcement from the Bill Nelson Campaign]

Description: Announcement from the Bill Nelson Campaign about Bill Nelson's decision to seek place 10 at-large position on city council.
Date: February 18, 1986
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Note from Schwiderski to Donald Maison with check]

Description: An undated, handwritten note from Richard Craig Schwiderski to Donald J. Maison and an attached check.
Date: February 18, 1983
Creator: Schwiderski, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Memo to: Division Directors Department Heads from Al Dilthey]

Description: Memo from Al Dilthey to the Division Directors Department Heads regarding John Thomas assuming a new title and new responsibilities as the personal manager for The Miami Herald.
Date: February 18, 1976
Creator: Dilthey, Al
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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