Today we announce the new website for Neutral Source. It contains almost all of the content we have published since our first post on March 15, 2006. Over the years, technology has improved by leaps and bounds but we were stuck in the proprietary world of a platform that became too expensive to maintain, never mind improve. Our new site is based on the open-source WordPress platform.
Category Archives: Glossary
OMB has new procedures for agencies to follow in making significant guidance documents transparent.
On January 18, the Office of Management and Budget issued final government-wide guidance on the issuance of guidance in lieu of rulemaking. OMB’s Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices is rich with content. Today we begin a series intended to educate the public about this Bulletin and its implications for regulatory policy and process.
Associated Press reporter Kevin Freking says today that congressional Democrats have made it a high priority to reduce the costs of Medicare: “Democrats Look to Trim Medicare Costs.”
It turns out that the proposal is to reduce expenditures, not cost, by $27.6 billion over five years. Payments to insurers offering managed care plans called “Medicare Advantage” would be reduced so that they are the same as payments to traditional fee-for-service Medicare providers.