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Medicare: Early Evidence of Compliance Program Effectiveness Is Inconclusive
HEHS-99-59: Published: Apr 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the compliance programs established by health care providers to reduce improper payments by Medicare, focusing on the: (1) prevalence of compliance programs among hospitals and other Medicare providers; (2) costs involved with compliance programs; and (3) effectiveness of the programs, to the extent that could be measured.GAO noted that: (1) althou...
Juvenile Courts: Reforms Aim to Better Serve Maltreated Children
HEHS-99-13: Published: Jan 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' and local agencies' efforts to improve the timeliness of judicial decisions concerning the permanent placement of foster children, focusing on: (1) the key problems in the juvenile dependency court system; and (2) state and local responses to these problems.GAO noted that: (1) serious systemic problems continue to plague the juvenile depend...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Health and Human Services
OCG-99-7: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO noted that: (1) coordinating the efforts of the numerous administrators of HHS' programs, including its 11 agencies and state and local governments, is critical to ensuring program efficiency and effectivene...
Use of False Claims Act for Medicare Outpatient Claims Cases
B-279893: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed a number of issues concerning the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and the Department of Justice's (DOJ) enforcement of the False Claims Act against hospitals submitting improper Medicare claims for outpatient services. GAO held that: (1) there was no evidence that errors hospitals made with respect to HHS' and DOJ's 72-hour rule wer...
Welfare Reform: Many States Continue Some Federal or State Benefits for Immigrants
HEHS-98-132: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the impact its restrictions would have on immigrant children and their families, focusing on: (1) the options states chose regarding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid benefits for immigrants and state-funded assistance available to...
Drug Abuse: Research Shows Treatment Is Effective, but Benefits May Be Overstated
HEHS-98-72: Published: Mar 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) the level of federal support for drug abuse treatment activities; (2) the treatment approaches and settings most commonly used and what is known about an alternative approach--faith-based treatment; (3) research issues affecting drug abuse treatment evaluations; and (4) research findings on the effectiveness of drug treatment overall as wel...
Drug Courts: Overview of Growth, Characteristics, and Results
GGD-97-106: Published: Jul 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the effectiveness and impact of federal grants for drug court programs that include court-supervised drug treatment, focusing on: (1) the universe of and funding for drug courts; (2) the approaches, characteristics, and completion and retention rates of existing programs; (3) the extent to which program and participant data are maintained and used to...
Long-Term Care: Consumer Protection and Quality-of-Care Issues in Assisted Living
HEHS-97-93: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed assisted living facilities (ALF), focusing on: (1) responsibilities of federal and state governments and ALFs in ensuring quality and protecting consumers living in ALFs; and (2) issues that may require further research.GAO noted that: (1) a number of federal agencies have some jurisdiction over consumer protection and quality of care in ALFs; (2) ho...
Fraud and Abuse Provisions in H.R. 3063
HEHS-96-111R: Published: Mar 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed Health Coverage Availability and Affordability Act's fraud and abuse provisions. GAO noted that: (1) unlike a previous bill, the proposed legislation does not make it more difficult to prove criminal liability for making kickbacks for service referrals, but it does continue to propose significant enforcement curtailment under certain M...
Child Welfare: Complex Needs Strain Capacity to Provide Services
HEHS-95-208: Published: Sep 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the foster care system and related child welfare services, focusing on: (1) recent trends in the characteristics of the foster care population; (2) whether resources for foster care and child welfare services have kept pace with changing needs; and (3) how states are responding to current foster care and other service needs.GAO found that: (1) the sharp increase in the number of child...