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Scammers Are Trying to Get Medicare Numbers, HHS Warns

The Health and Human Services Department warns that scammers are attempting to get real Medicare and Medicaid numbers to fraudulently bill the government. 

Agencies Have Spent More Than $300M In Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Federal buyers spent more than $4.8 million on hand sanitizer alone in the last two months.

CDC Launches COVID-19 Bot to Help You Decide If You Need to See a Doctor

The Coronavirus Self-Checker, a Microsoft-powered health care tool, was built to alleviate some of the initial screening strains health care providers are experiencing.

CDC Demands Airlines Provide More Passenger Data During COVID-19 Outbreak

Airline officials that don’t comply with a new rule could face $500,000 fines and jail time.

Agencies Warn of Coronavirus-Related Scams  

The government is trying to curb scammers preying on the public’s fears.

NIH Uses Urgent Award Vehicle for the First Time to Address Coronavirus Outbreak

The agency is tapping a never-before-used emergency award vehicle to acquire predictive models for how the COVID-19 will spread. 

You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won’t Work for Coronavirus

Sanitizers that don’t contain the CDC’s recommended minimum of 60% alcohol are flying off store shelves and listed by sellers on Amazon for outrageous prices. Here is what you need to know.

The Official Coronavirus Numbers Are Wrong, and Everyone Knows It

Because the U.S. data on coronavirus infections are so deeply flawed, the quantification of the outbreak obscures more than it illuminates.

Indian Health Service CIO Gets Ready to Update One of Government’s Oldest Systems

As chief information officer of the Indian Health Service, Mitchell Thornbrugh will play a critical role as the agency updates from a system that first debuted in 1969.

AI Algorithms Intended to Root Out Welfare Fraud Often End Up Punishing the Poor Instead

These systems must be designed in ways that are fair, transparent and accountable to prevent hurting society’s most vulnerable.

Data Standards for Grants Management Are Now the Law

First, standards will be developed and then agencies will have a year to apply them.

FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts With Public Outreach

The agency is overhauling the way it thinks about data and wants to start with feedback from employees and outside experts.

FDA Launches App to Report Fresh Uses for Existing Drugs

Health care providers can now easily access a one-stop online repository that experts hope will accelerate and innovate patient treatment.

IG Says It Is Helping Return As Much As $5.9 Billion to the Government

The anticipated recoveries of misspent health program dollars would be the result of the HHS watchdog's work in fiscal 2019.

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.