Disadvantaged persons (71 - 80 of 110 items)
Long-Term Care: Demography, Dollars, and Dissatisfaction Drive Reform
T-HEHS-94-140: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
GAO discussed problems with current long-term care programs, and principles to guide reform efforts. GAO noted that: (1) demand for long-term care for chronically disabled persons is increasing among all age groups, not just the elderly, and is expected to continue to increase; (2) 1993 federal and state Medicaid expenditures for long-term care totalled $42 billion, and Medicaid expenditures for n...
Medicaid: Alternatives for Improving the Distribution of Funds to States
HRD-93-112FS: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alternatives for improving the distribution of Medicaid funds among states.GAO found that: (1) the alternatives for distributing Medicaid funds are based on the number of people in poverty and a state's ability to finance program services from state revenues using total taxable resources (TTR); (2) alternative 1 would increase funds...
Self-Sufficiency: Opportunities and Disincentives on the Road to Economic Independence
HRD-93-23: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined how housing and social service policies affect beneficiaries receiving public assistance when they gain employment and experience an increase in income.GAO found that: (1) the amount of income required to become economically independent varies greatly across programs and states; (2) only a small proportion of families with incomes below the pover...
Medicaid: HealthPASS: An Evaluation of a Managed Care Program for Certain Philadelphia Recipients
HRD-93-67: Published: May 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Philadelphia Accessible Services System's (HealthPASS) medical services, focusing on whether HealthPASS members receive: (1) timely and appropriate pregnancy-related services; (2) early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services; and (3) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits. G...
Medicaid Formula Alternatives
HRD-93-18R: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alternative Medicaid distribution formulas to determine what states' reimbursements would be using minimum guaranteed federal reimbursement rates. GAO found that: (1) the current Medicaid formula has not reduced the differences in state medical care coverage for the poor or the burden of financing program benefits among states or tar...
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 Formula Alternative
HRD-93-17R: Published: Mar 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' Medicaid funding levels under different formulas. GAO noted that: (1) the current Medicaid funding formula is meant to reduce medical care coverage differences among states and fairly distribute the burden of financing program benefits; (2) benefits and financing burdens varied among states, partly due to the current formula...
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...
Emergency Departments: Unevenly Affected by Growth and Change in Patient Use
HRD-93-4: Published: Jan 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about conditions that affected access to and use of hospital emergency departments (ED), focusing on: (1) changes in patients' use of ED; (2) the different sources of payments for ED services; and (3) ED timeliness in providing patient care.GAO found that: (1) ED visits have increased nationwide by more than 19 percent between 1985 and...
Federally Funded Health Services: Information on Seven Programs Serving Low-Income Women and Children
HRD-92-73FS: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on services, eligibility, and program interrelationships for seven programs that fund the delivery of health services for low-income pregnant women and children.GAO found that: (1) all seven programs are authorized to serve the health care needs of low-income women, children, or both, but each program targets a slightly different popula...