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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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.