State-administered programs (81 - 90 of 119 items)
Medicaid: Recent Spending Experience and the Administration's Proposed Program Reform
T-HEHS-97-94: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
GAO discussed recent Medicaid spending trends and their potential implications for future outlays, focusing on: (1) key factors that explain the Medicaid 3.3-percent growth rate in fiscal year 1996; and (2) the administration's proposal to contain Medicaid cost growth through decreases in disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and per capita caps, and to increase state flexibility.GAO note...
Medicaid: Decline in Spending Growth Due to a Combination of Factors
T-HEHS-97-91: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO discussed recent Medicaid spending trends and their potential implications for future outlays, focusing on: (1) the variation in Medicaid spending growth among the states, especially for the most recent 2-year period, that culminated in the 3.3-percent growth rate in fiscal year 1996; (2) key factors that contributed to the decrease from previous years' growth rates; and (3) the implications o...
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits: Effects of Revised HCFA Policy on Veterans' Use of Benefits
HEHS-97-72R: Published: Mar 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) historical purpose of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) aid and attendance (A&A) benefits and the policies affecting the use of these benefits; (2) medical, demographic, and economic characteristics of veterans who receive these benefits; and (3) impact of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) 1994 A&A pol...
Public Health: A Health Status Indicator for Targeting Federal Aid to States
HEHS-97-13: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified measures of the health status of states' populations that could be used to target federal funds, focusing on whether: (1) premature mortality rates and the number of people in poverty would be appropriate measures of and proxies for health status; and (2) other measures might also be used.GAO found that: (1) premature mortality is the best single...
Medicaid: States' Efforts to Educate and Enroll Beneficiaries in Managed Care
HEHS-96-184: Published: Sep 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state efforts to enroll Medicaid beneficiaries in managed care, focusing on: (1) the role of managed care organizations (MCO) in marketing and expanding managed care participation; (2) the types of marketing and enrollment abuses that have occurred and states' efforts to curb these abuses and ensure that beneficiaries are informed ab...
Medicaid: Oversight of Institutions for the Mentally Retarded Should Be Strengthened
HEHS-96-131: Published: Sep 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), state agencies, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in overseeing quality of care in intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR), focusing on: (1) deficient care practices occurring in large ICF/MR; (2) whether state agencies identify all serious deficiencies in these...
Fraud and Abuse: Providers Excluded From Medicaid Continue to Participate in Federal Health Programs
T-HEHS-96-205: Published: Sep 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1996.
GAO discussed whether the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) process for removing fraudulent health care providers from all federal health programs. GAO noted that: (1) weaknesses within HHS OIG allow sanctioned health care providers to remain in federal health care programs; (2) these weaknesses include lengthy delays in the OIG decision-making proc...
Health Financing and Systems Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-96-26: Published: Sep 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Health Financing and Systems issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 to 1999.GAO plans to: (1) review the Health Care Financing Administration's efforts to collect payments from other insurers in the Medicare Secondary Payer program; (2) review states' ability to monitor managed care plans' financial solvency and administrative costs; (3) review managed care programs...
Medicaid: Waiver Program for Developmentally Disabled Is Promising But Poses Some Risks
HEHS-96-120: Published: Jul 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' experiences in utilizing the Medicaid waiver program to provide care for developmentally disabled adults in alternative settings, focusing on: (1) expanding state use of the waiver program; (2) controlling long-term care costs for developmentally disabled individuals; and (3) the strengths and limitations in states' quality assurance approa...
Medicaid and Uninsured Children, 1994
HEHS-96-174R: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on children's health insurance coverage from 1987 through 1994. GAO noted that: (1) data was not sufficient to determine all Medicaid-eligible children or their category of eligibility; (2) the number and percentage of uninsured children reached their highest point in 1994; (3) two-thirds of all Medicaid-eligible children were covered u...