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Consumer Health Care Information: Many Quality Commission Disclosure Recommendations Are Not Current Practice
HEHS-98-137: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry's recommendations for improving information disclosure, focusing on the: (1) Commission's recommendations regarding information to be provided to consumers and comparing them with the information currently provided to employees of large public and private health...
Medicare HMOs: Potential Effects of a Limited Enrollment Period Policy
HEHS-97-50: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how a limited enrollment period would affect the Medicare program, private health plans, beneficiaries, and employers who provide Medicare supplemental benefits to retirees, focusing on: (1) the growth of Medicare's managed care program; (2) employers' attempts to administer their respective benefits seasons; (3) taxpayer savings measured against b...
Disabled Veterans' Employment: Performance Standards Needed to Assess Program Results
T-GGD-89-18: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed its: (1) review of the effectiveness of the Disabled Veterans' Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) at the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); and (2) analysis of the OPM role as governmentwide DVAAP...
Drug Testing: Federal Agency Plans for Testing Employees
GGD-89-51: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed executive agencies' drug-testing programs for employees in sensitive positions, focusing on: (1) whether Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidelines and agencies' plans complied with the drug-testing provisions of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1987; and (2) disparities among the agencies' plans.GAO found that: (1) the HHS mand...
Federal Employee Drug Testing
T-GGD-87-18: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) guidelines for establishing a drug-free federal work place and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) technical guidelines for drug-testing programs. GAO believes that: (1) the OPM guidelines broadly define employees who may be tested; (2) agencies have great latitude in interpreting the OPM guidelines, which may lead to inconsis...
GAO's Views on the Report of the Congressional Panel on Social Security Organization
124786: Jul 30, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO cited some of the key Social Security Administration (SSA) problems which it has identified over the years and addressed the extent to which these problems were caused by SSA or others. In addition, GAO views on recommendations in the report of the Congressional Panel on Social Security Organization were given. During the past 10 years, SSA has had probl...
Review of Selected Agencies' Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments
GGD-83-96: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 436 assignments made under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (IPA) that were on file at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Commerce, and the Interior, and at the Environmental Protection Agency. GAO was asked to determine whether agencies were paying a greater share of IPA assignment costs than the benefits warranted and whe...