Health care cost control (61 - 70 of 196 items)
District of Columbia: Information on Health Care Costs
AIMD-96-42: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's various restructuring proposals for its health care system, focusing on the health care budget and the composition of its health care system.GAO found that: (1) the District's Department of Human Services includes the Commission on Public Health, Commission on Health Care Finance, the Commission on Mental Health Services,...
Health Financing and Public Health Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-14(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Health Financing and Public Health issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Prescription Drugs and the Elderly: Many Still Receive Potentially Harmful Drugs Despite Recent Improvements
T-HEHS-96-114: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the inappropriate use of prescription drugs among the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) according to 1992 data, about 17.5 percent of the almost 30 million Medicare beneficiaries were prescribed drugs inappropriate for their age; (2) factors that contribute to the inappropriate use of drugs include poor coordination among patients, doctors, and pharmacists, and the absence of guidelines fo...
FHA Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Health Care Trends and Portfolio Concentration Could Affect Program Stability
HEHS-96-29: Published: Feb 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program, focusing on: (1) factors that could affect the stability of the program's portfolio and financial performance; (2) FHA 1994 loan loss reserve estimate; (3) how the program relates to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) mission; and (4) whether FHA...
Health Insurance for Children: State and Private Programs Create New Strategies to Insure Children
HEHS-96-35: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and private efforts to insure children who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose parents cannot purchase private insurance, focusing on: (1) enrollment, costs, funding sources, and annual budgets of these state and private programs; (2) state strategies to manage costs while providing children access to health care; and (3) program design e...
Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Flexible Approach to Approving Demonstrations Could Increase Federal Costs
HEHS-96-44: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the financing arrangements for four approved section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers.GAO found that: (1) the approved spending limits for demonstration waivers in Oregon, Hawaii, and Florida are not budget neutral and could increase federal Medicaid expenditures; (2) Tennessee's 1115 waiver agreement should cost less than the continuation of it...
Arizona Medicaid: Competition Among Managed Care Plans Lowers Program Costs
HEHS-96-2: Published: Oct 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Arizona's Medicaid program, focusing on: (1) how the program contains costs; (2) how health plan competition contributes to its cost containment success; (3) the effect of cost containment on beneficiary access to care; and (4) lessons learned from Arizona's cost containment success that could apply to other states' Medicaid programs.GAO found that...
HEHS-96-11R: Published: Oct 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the proposed MediGrant Program will affect Florida's federal Medicaid funding between fiscal years (FY) 1996 to 2002. GAO noted that: (1) Florida state officials estimate that Florida would receive $7.6 billion less under the proposed MediGrant program; (2) Florida is expected to match $30.6 billion under Medicaid spending law an...
Medicare and Medicaid Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-15(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Medicare and Medicaid issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Medicaid: Tennessee's Program Broadens Coverage but Faces Uncertain Future
HEHS-95-186: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Tennessee's Medicaid capitated managed care program (TennCare), focusing on: (1) TennCare's basic design and objectives; (2) the degree to which the program is meeting these objectives; and (3) the experiences of TennCare insurers and medical providers and their implications for TennCare's future.GAO found that: (1) TennCare's objectives are to exp...