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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2011 and 2010
GAO-12-663R: Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: May 10, 2012.
PCORI received an unqualified audit opinion on its 2011 and 2010 financial statements. In its audit of PCORIs financial statements, the IPA found that the financial statements were presented fairly, in all material respects, and there was no reportable noncompliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations the IPA tested as part of its audit. However, the IPA identified a deficiency...
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Spring 2012 Update
GAO-12-521SP: Published: Apr 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2012.
Federal deficits and debt have reached historic highs in recent years. Congress has taken action to address the fiscal imbalance, but longer-term challenges remain. The Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 limits spending over the next decade and leads to an improved fiscal outlook. The act targets discretionary spending, and under both of GAOs simulations, discretionary spending as a share of t...
Drug Pricing: Research on Savings from Generic Drug Use
GAO-12-371R: Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2012.
Our review identified articles that used varying approaches to estimate the savings associated with generic drug use in the United States. One group of studies estimated the savings in reduced drug costs that have accrued from the use of generics. For example, a series of studies estimated the total savings that have accrued to the U.S. health care system from substituting generic drugs for their...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-271R: Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
For fiscal years 2009 and 2010, the Funds recorded transactions consisted of 136 investment and operating transactions recorded and accounted for by the Library. The Funds recorded transactions were authorized in advance, supported by documentation, and accurately accounted for. However, while the Funds transactions were generally recorded promptly, we did identify five instances...
Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-12-455T: Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
This testimony discusses the U.S. Government Accountability Offices (GAO) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2013. GAO very much appreciates the confidence Congress has shown in the efforts to help support the Congress in carrying out its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve government performance and accountability for the benefit of the American people.GAO is requesting an...
Summary of GAO's Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2011
GAO-12-5SP: Published: Jan 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2012.
This is GAOs summary of the Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2011. The Government Accountability Office, the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the Congress, exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American peop...
Government Auditing Standards: 2011 Revision (Supersedes GAO-07-731G) [Reissued on January 20, 2012]
GAO-12-331G: Published: Dec 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2011.
This publication supersedes GAO-07-731G, Government Auditing Standards: July 2007 Revision. This is the Government Auditing Standards 2011 version. This document outlines standards that contain requirements for auditor reporting on internal control. This revision supersedes the 2007 revision...
Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: Comparison of Implementation and Early Enrollment with the Children's Health Insurance Program
GAO-12-62R: Published: Nov 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2011.
The federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) was created in 2010 to provide access to insurance for individuals previously unable to acquire coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Eligibility is limited to those who have been uninsured for at least 6 months prior to application, thus focusing the program on those who have been locked out of the private insurance market. The Patient P...
Statutory Copyright Licensing: Implications of a Phaseout on Access to Television Programming and Consumer Prices Are Unclear
GAO-12-75: Published: Nov 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 2011.
Most U.S. households have access to television broadcast programming through cable or satellite services. Cable and satellite operators offer this programming by providing a secondary transmission of the over-the-air programming from television broadcast stations. Three statutory licenses permit operators to offer copyrighted broadcast programming in return for paying a government-set royalty fee...
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update
GAO-12-28SP: Published: Oct 24, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2011.
Since 1992, GAO has published long-term fiscal simulations showing federal deficits and debt under different sets of assumptions. GAO developed its long-term model in response to a bipartisan request from members of Congress concerned about the long-term effects of fiscal policy. GAO's simulations provide context for consideration of policy options. They are not intended to suggest particular poli...