Health care services (81 - 90 of 176 items)
HCFA: Medicare and Medicaid Programs--Salary Equivalency Guidelines for Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy Services
OGC-98-30: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on salary equivalency guidelines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would revise the salary equivalency guidelines for Medicare payments for the reasonable costs of physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech language pathology and occupational therapy services furnished under arrangements b...
Health Care Access: Opportunities to Target Programs and Improve Accountability
T-HEHS-97-204: Published: Sep 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the Rural Health Clinic Program in the broader context of GAO's past reviews of federal efforts to improve access to primary health care, focusing on: (1) the common problems GAO found and some recent initiatives to address them; and (2) how the type of management changes called for under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 can help the Rural Health Clinic and related...
Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change
T-HEHS-97-84: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed health care options for retired military members and their families, focusing on: (1) older retirees' options for accessing health care and the related effects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent health care system changes on their access to care; and (2) proposed alternatives for addressing retirees' concerns and their potential effects o...
Revising Ryan White Funding Formulas
HEHS-96-116R: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed legislation that would reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act, focusing on: (1) whether this legislation adopted recommendations GAO made to improve equity; and (2) the effect of this legislation on funding per acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) case among states. GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1995, the Ryan White CARE Act pr...
Medicare: Enrollment Growth and Payment Practices for Kidney Dialysis Services
HEHS-96-33: Published: Nov 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Medicare's End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, focusing on: (1) ESRD enrollment patterns; (2) the reasons for program enrollment and cost increases; and (3) whether there are separately billable services that should be included in the future composite rate.GAO found that: (1) ESRD program enrollment has increased at an average annual rate of 11...
Ryan White CARE Act of 1990: Opportunities to Enhance Funding Equity
HEHS-96-26: Published: Nov 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the funding formulas established under the Ryan White Care Act, focusing on: (1) whether the existing formulas distribute funds equitably to states and eligible metropolitan areas (EMA); (2) the factors that inhibit greater funding equity; and (3) formula changes that are needed to improve funding equity.GAO found that: (1) although Ryan White Care...
Ryan White CARE Act of 1990: Opportunities Are Available to Improve Funding Equity
T-HEHS-95-91: Published: Feb 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
GAO discussed the distribution of funds to states and eligible metropolitan areas (EMA) under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. GAO noted that: (1) the CARE Act is the only federal program that makes funds available specifically for medical and support services to individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); (2) during fiscal year 1994, over $500 mill...
Small Business: SBA's Health Care Reform Activities
RCED-94-240: Published: Sep 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administation's (SBA) efforts to produce and distribute a brochure on the Health Security Act and establish a toll-free health care hotline, focusing on: (1) whether SBA violated certain laws or regulations by distributing the brochure; (2) circumstances surrounding the brochure's issuance, authorization, and distribution to the...
HEHS-94-207R: Published: Aug 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of immunosuppressant drugs by organ transplant patients, focusing on: (1) the number of organ transplants performed in 1991; (2) the survival rates for the patients who receive immunosuppressant drugs; (3) the cost of extending Medicare coverage of immunosuppressant drugs; and (4) whether such drugs would be covered under the...
Medicare: Inadequate Review of Claims Payments Limits Ability to Control Spending
HEHS-94-42: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1994.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of Medicare contractors' postpayment review activities, focusing on: (1) whether the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is identifying providers that are inappropriately billing the Medicare program; and (2) why Medicare spends so much for certain medical services.GAO found that: (1) HCFA does not monitor Medicare carriers' postpayment analyses and often misses o...