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Mental Health Parity Act: Employers' Mental Health Benefits Remain Limited Despite New Federal Standards
T-HEHS-00-113: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) employers' compliance with the law and the changes they have made to their health benefit plans, (2) what is known about the costs of complying with the law, and (3) the oversight roles of the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Labor (DOL) in enforcing this law.GAO noted that: (1)...
Medicare: HCFA's Approval and Oversight of Private Accreditation Organizations
HEHS-99-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approval and oversight of private Medicare accreditation organizations, focusing on: (1) HCFA's criteria for approving accreditation organizations; (2) HCFA's ongoing oversight of accreditation organizations that have been granted deemed status; and (3) recent evaluations of accredita...
Welfare Reform: States' Experiences in Providing Employment Assistance to TANF Clients
HEHS-99-22: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how states that were early implementers of welfare reform and of one-stop career centers were providing employment and training assistance under welfare reform, focusing on the: (1) structural approaches states are using to provide employment and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) clients; (2) employment and trainin...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...
Income Security Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
IAP-96-17: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Income Security issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 and 1997.GAO plans to: (1) promote more efficient, cost-effective government services; (2) evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) services and operations; (3) identify opportunities to manage welfare, retirement, and disability programs more efficiently; (4) evaluate federal and state efforts to preserve families...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
Health Care: School-Based Health Centers Can Expand Access for Children
HEHS-95-35: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of school-based health centers (SBHC) in expanding children's access to health care and the financial and other obstacles SBHC must overcome to launch and maintain their services.GAO found that: (1) SBHC afford children easier access to needed health services by bringing providers to the children, furnishing free or low-cost services, and...
Homelessness: Access to McKinney Act Programs Improved but Better Oversight Needed
RCED-91-29: Published: Dec 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' administration of 14 programs established by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) actions to eliminate or reduce barriers to obtain and use program funds; (2) program oversight; and (3) program expenditures.GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS)...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-9: Published: Apr 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1986.
GAO reported on the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986. It had earlier reported on four deferrals and one rescission in order to give Congress timely information on impoundments.The President proposed seven new rescissions, nine new deferrals of budget authority, and five revised deferrals of budget authority. In some instances, GAO could not verify information regarding an acc...
Information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Proposed Transfer to HHS
HRD-84-42: Published: Mar 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of an administration proposal to transfer the administrative responsibility for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging (AOA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).SCSEP was established to offer part-time employment opportunities in a variety of c...