Government Accounting


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to consolidate the 53 different accounting systems it uses to track the nearly one billion Medicare claims it pays each year. HHS says that by 2010 the project will have reduced costs by approximately $1.2 billion. ( www.hhs.gov/news/press/2001pres/20010927.html )

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