Drug Coding Advisor-HCFA wants suggestions to improve Medicare

The Health Care Financing Administration is seeking suggestions from the public on ways to make Medicare more efficient. The requirements for submitting the suggestions are as follows:

- Anyone can make a suggestion, except Medicare contractors, employees of federal agencies, federal contractors, employees of federally sponsored research and demonstration projects, any federal officer or employee, or immediate families of any of those groups.

- HCFA has sole discretion to determine whether a suggestion has merit, whether it will be implemented in part or in whole, and whether the individual making the suggestion will receive an award.

- Suggestions must be submitted in written form and include:

— description of an existing problem;

— method for solving the problem;

— if known, an estimate of potential savings to Medicare.

Send suggestions to: HCFA, Suggestion Program, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21224-1850.