Health services administration (61 - 70 of 118 items)
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: TRICARE Resource Sharing Program Failing to Achieve Expected Savings
HEHS-97-130: Published: Aug 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of support contracts to help deliver health care and to control costs, focusing on: (1) whether resource sharing savings are meeting DOD's projections and thus helping control TRICARE costs; (2) what problems DOD might be encountering in pursuing resource sharing; and (3) actions and alternatives pursued by DOD...
Health Financing and Systems Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-97-13: Published: Jul 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Health Financing and Systems issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 to 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) actions to improve the management and financial integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs; (2) new strategies for paying for Medicare and Medicaid services that promote cost containment while preserving quality and access; (3) how financing arrangements affect...
Military Retirees' Health Care: Costs and Other Implications of Options to Enhance Older Retirees' Benefits
HEHS-97-134: Published: Jun 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals that have been made to enhance older retirees' Department of Defense (DOD) health care benefits, including: (1) enrolling Medicare-eligible retirees in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE's health maintenance organization (HMO), and paying for their care with Medicare funds, referred to as Medicare subvention; (2) using DOD fund...
Medicaid Managed Care: Challenge of Holding Plans Accountable Requires Greater State Effort
HEHS-97-86: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state efforts to hold managed care plans accountable for meeting Medicaid program goals and for providing beneficiaries enrolled in capitated managed care plans the care they need, focusing on state efforts to: (1) ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have access to appropriate providers; (2) assess the adequacy of medical care provided through contracted...
Health Services Quality and Public Health Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999
IAP-97-14: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Health Services Quality and Public Health issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 and 1999.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the public health service agencies are ensuring the public's health and safety efficiently and effectively; (2) opportunities for improving the quality of health care under fee-for-service and managed care payment arrangements; (3) opportunities...
VA Health Care: Assessment of VA's Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Proposal
T-HEHS-97-121: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the President's 1998 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.GAO noted that: (1) while VA's budget goals may be attainable, they carry implications such as limited deficit reduction contributions and potential risks to low-income uninsured veterans; (2) achieving increased efficiency is not contingent on either increases in patients served or res...
Health Services, Quality and Public Health Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-14(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Health Services, Quality and Public Health issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Medicare: Most Beneficiaries With Diabetes Do Not Receive Recommended Monitoring Services
HEHS-97-48: Published: Mar 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the health care system provides preventive services to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes receive recommended levels of preventive and monitoring services; (2) what health maintenance organizations (HMO) that serve Medicare beneficiaries are doing to improve deliv...
Medicare: Provision of Key Preventive Diabetes Services Falls Short of Recommended Levels
T-HEHS-97-113: Published: Apr 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1997.
GAO discussed its recent report on preventive and monitoring services provided to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes receive recommended levels of preventive and monitoring services; (2) what Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMO) are doing to improve delivery of recommended diabetes services; and (3) the activit...