Hospitals (31 - 40 of 82 items)
Medical Liability: Impact on Hospital and Physician Costs Extends Beyond Insurance
AIMD-95-169: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the types of medical liability costs that affect hospitals and physicians, and whether existing studies include these costs in their estimates of hospital and physician liability expenses.GAO found that: (1) in general, hospitals' and physicians' medical liability costs account for about 1 percent of national health care expenditures; (2) estimates...
German Health Reforms: Changes Result in Lower Health Costs in 1993
HEHS-95-27: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
GAO reviewed the German health care system, focusing on the: (1) effects of nonnegotiable budgets on health care cost and access to care; and (2) status of some of the structural changes intended to control costs over the longer term.GAO found that: (1) during 1993, the German health care sectors generally succeeded in controlling the growth of health care costs, with outlays per member falling mo...
Medicaid: Changes in Best Price for Outpatient Drugs Purchased by HMOs and Hospitals
HEHS-94-194FS: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the best prices for the drugs purchased by health maintenance organizations (HMO) and group purchasing organizations (GPO), focusing on the difference between the drugs' best prices and their best price discount.GAO found that: (1) in the 2 years since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) was enacted, the average best price for outpatient d...
Health Care Reform: Potential Difficulties in Determining Eligibility for Low-Income People
HEHS-94-176: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the problems applicants face in enrolling in the Medicaid program, focusing on the: (1) reasons why eligible applicants are not being enrolled; (2) incentives hospitals have to facilitate patient enrollment; and (3) potential impact of health care reform on Medicaid eligibility determinations.GAO found that: (1) many people who are p...
Health Care Alliances: Issues Relating To Geographic Boundaries
HEHS-94-139: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the provisions of major health bills concerning the configuration of health care alliance boundaries, focusing on the: (1) features and procedures for establishing Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA); (2) experiences of two states that have established entities similar to alliances; and (3) potential effects of alliance boundaries on existing heal...
Medicaid: The Texas Disproportionate Share Program Favors Public Hospitals
HRD-93-86: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital program affects hospitals in Texas, focusing on: (1) the formula Texas uses in its Dispro I program and its effect on qualifying hospitals; and (2) other states' measurement of low-income patient care and their collection and validation of hospital data.GAO found that: (1) Texas' Dispro I formula fav...
Medicaid: Outpatient Drug Costs and Reimbursements for Selected Pharmacies in Illinois and Maryland
HRD-93-55FS: Published: Mar 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed drug purchasing costs and Medicaid reimbursements in Illinois and Maryland, focusing on whether state pharmacies reimbursed Medicaid programs for the discounts on outpatient drugs they received from drug manufacturers.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid reimbursed the state pharmacies about 19 percent more than they paid for outpatient drugs; (2) hospit...
Health Care: Rochester's Community Approach Yields Better Access, Lower Costs
HRD-93-44: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the health care system in Rochester, New York, which has lower health care costs per capita and provides health insurance to a larger proportion of its residents than the nation as a whole.GAO found that: (1) in 1991, health insurance costs per employee in Rochester were 33 percent lower than national health care costs; (2) Rochester's hospital cos...
District of Columbia: Barriers to Medicaid Enrollment Contribute to Hospital Uncompensated Care
HRD-93-28: Published: Dec 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's (DC) Medicaid program and uncompensated hospital care in DC, focusing on the: (1) extent of DC hospitals' problems with uncompensated care; (2) Medicaid enrollment process and its relationship to Medicaid reimbursement and uncompensated care; and (3) potential barriers to enrollment in the DC Medicaid enrollment process.G...
Medicaid: Disproportionate Share Policy
HRD-93-3R: Published: Dec 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid disproportionate share program, focusing on: (1) how states designate disproportionate share hospitals and formula used to reimburse the hospitals; (2) the impact of charity care on state disproportionate share formula; and (3) Texas' experience with the program. GAO found that: (1) states have a significant amount of control over whic...