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GAO Issues Report on Medicare Value-Based Payment Models
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the organizations that can assist small physician practices with participation in value-based payment models. The report (GAO-17-55) is titled "Medicare Value-Based Payment Models: Participation Challenges and Available Assistance for Small and Rural Practices."

The report was sent to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Federal Building Management
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the federal building disposal authority independent of the Property Act, including the authority to retain proceeds. The report (GAO-17-123) is titled "Federal Building Management: Building Disposal Authorities Provide Varying Degrees of Flexibility and Opportunities for Use."

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman, Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla, chairman, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Defense Business Transformation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's approach to business transformation. The report (GAO-17-9) is titled "Defense Business Transformation: DOD Should Improve Its Planning with and Performance Monitoring of the Military Departments."

The report was sent to congressional addressees on Dec. 7. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

Why GAO Did This Study: "While DOD maintains military forces with unparalleled capabilities, it continues to confront management weaknesses related to its business functions ... Show Full Article