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Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Exist to Help Protect Older Adults
GAO-17-33: Published: Nov 16, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2016.
The extent of elder abuse by guardians nationally is unknown due to limited data on key factors related to elder abuse by a guardian, such as the numbers of guardians serving older adults, older adults in guardianships, and cases of elder abuse by a guardian. Court officials from six selected states GAO spoke to noted various data limitations that prevent them from being able to provide reliable f...
Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans
GAO-14-742R: Published: Sep 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2014.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), insurance plans offered in health insurance exchanges—known as qualified health plans (QHP)—may cover abortion services as a benefit consistent with federal and state law. Federal law applicable to QHPs for the 2014 benefit year prohibits the use of federal funds made available to offset the cost of QHP coverage to pay for abortion...
Grant Workforce: Agency Training Practices Should Inform Future Government-wide Efforts
GAO-13-591: Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.
Identifying the federal grant workforce presents challenges due to differences in how agencies manage grants and the wide range of job series that make up the grant workforce. Some agencies manage grants by using a combination of program specialists (subject-matter experts) and grants management specialists, while other agencies use program specialists to manage the entire grant process. In the fo...
Human Capital: Continued Opportunities Exist for FDA and OPM to Improve Oversight of Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives
GAO-10-226: Published: Jan 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2010.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has faced challenges in obtaining the workforce needed to support its responsibilities and similar to other agencies, has paid selected employees recruitment, relocation, and retention (3R) incentives. This report examines (1) the extent to which FDA is linking its use of 3R incentives to its strategic...
Federal Health Care: Comments on H.R. 4401, the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000
T-AIMD-00-240: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000 (H.R. 4401), which calls for the development of an immediate claim, administration, payment resolution, and data collection system, focusing on the: (1) effects of the system on the claims process of both the Medicare part B program and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP); and...
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...
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...