Program management (71 - 80 of 116 items)
Need To Better Use the Professional Standards Review Organization Post-Payment Monitoring Program
HRD-80-27: Published: Dec 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1979.
Professional Standards Review Organizations (PSRO) are responsible for reviewing the medical necessity and appropriateness of inpatient admissions to hospitals and length of patient stays. Under the post-payment monitoring program, intermediaries, such as Blue Cross and Aetna Life and Casualty sample and review 20 percent of Medicare claims for hospital services. This program was the subject of a...
Controls Over Medical Examinations Necessary for the Social Security Administration To Better Determine Disability
HRD-79-119: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
In 1978 the federal disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Insurance program paid about $72 million for independent medical examinations of persons claiming disability. The need for and the quality of the medical information purchased is not well documented. Program officials do not know how often state agencies have paid for independent medical examinations which were too comp...
GAO Recommendations for Improving the Management of Social Security Administration Programs
109035: Apr 9, 1979
A review was conducted of the efficient use of public funds and the identification of weaknesses and improvements needed in the administration of social security programs. Audit activities at the Social Security Administration indicate millions of dollars have and continue to be misspent and overall accurate figures are not available. Social Security recently established an Office of Payment Eligi...
Alleged Irregularities at the Weber Basin Job Corps Center, Utah
B-130515: Published: Jun 18, 1974. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Implementation of Randolph-Sheppard Act
FPCD-79-26: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
A comparison was made of Department of Defense (DOD) and Postal Service regulations regarding vending machine income with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) implementing regulations and the Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974 to determine if they were consistent and implemented properly in Texas.The DOD regulations were notably inconsistent with HEW regulations concerning...
Federal Management Weaknesses Cry Out for Alternatives To Deliver Programs and Services to Indians To Improve Their Quality of Life
CED-78-166: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
During the last decade, there has been increasing congressional activity with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indians. Recent GAO reports have shown the need for greater Federal efforts to meet this goal. A Bureau of Indian Affairs Reorganization Task Force concluded in its March 1978 report that a general management crisis pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).In spite of recom...
A Plan for Improving the Disability Determination Process by Bringing It Under Complete Federal Management Should Be Developed
HRD-78-146: Published: Aug 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1978.
The most important step in considering claims for Social Security disability benefits is determining whether a claimant is disabled. State agencies carry out the disability determination process under contractual agreements with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, about 6.7 million disability beneficiaries received disability benefits of about $14.0 billion.The means u...
Implementation of the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, as Amended
106275: Jun 30, 1978
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act of 1973 provided for a trial Federal program to develop alternatives to traditional forms of health care delivery and financing by assisting and encouraging the establishment and expansion of HMO's. Through May 31, 1978, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) had awarded $151.5 million in grant and loan assistance under the act to 215 o...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...
Questionable Need for Some Department of Labor Training Programs
HRD-78-4: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
Under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of 1973, the Department of Labor funds programs to provide job training and employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed persons. The Apprenticeship Outreach Program (AOP) was designed to recruit, counsel, tutor, and refer primarily minority youths to apprenticeship positions in construction trades...