Health care cost control (71 - 80 of 196 items)
Health Care Delivery and Quality Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-35: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Health Care Delivery and Quality issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) ways to improve the quality of and access to health care financed by federal agencies; (2) how the Departments of Veterans Affairs' (VA) and Defense's (DOD) programs and systems could operate more efficiently and effectively and whether they should be restructured in the f...
Medicare Competitive Bidding
HEHS-95-238R: Published: Aug 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how Medicare could effectively use competitive bidding to set medical services and supply prices and achieve savings. GAO noted that: (1) competitive bidding has been effective in controlling the costs of the Department of Veterans Affairs' oxygen supplies, Arizona Medicaid capitation rates, and state supplemental food programs; (2) although no com...
Defense Health Care: Despite TRICARE Procurement Improvements, Problems Remain
HEHS-95-142: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed defense health care, focusing on: (1) procurement process problems identified by the bid protest experiences; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to improve and help ensure the fairness of the procurement process; and (3) what problems and concerns remain and whether further actions are needed.GAO found that: (1) DOD has changed its manag...
Medicaid: Matching Formula's Performance and Potential Modifications
T-HEHS-95-226: Published: Jul 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the formula used to share the cost of the Medicaid program between the federal and state governments. GAO noted that: (1) the Medicaid matching formula, which relies on per capita income as a measure of state wealth, has not significantly reduced wide differences in states' Medicaid programs; (2) large disparities persist in states' Medicaid cover...
Medicaid: State Flexibility in Implementing Managed Care Programs Requires Appropriate Oversight
T-HEHS-95-206: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the flexibility that state's have in restructuring their Medicaid programs, focusing on the: (1) existing authority to waive Medicaid managed care restrictions; (2) purpose behind the restrictions and the need for oversight in their absence; and (3) impact of recently approved waivers on federal Medicaid expenditures. GAO found that: (1) over 33 million low-income individuals depend...
Medicare and Medicaid Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-15(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Medicare and Medicaid issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Medicaid: Statewide Section 1115 Demonstrations' Impact on Eligibility, Service Delivery, and Program Cost
T-HEHS-95-182: Published: Jun 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1995.
GAO discussed the states' efforts to reinvent their Medicaid programs through section 1115 waivers, focusing on: (1) Medicaid spending trends; (2) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through section 1115 waivers; and (3) the waivers' potential impact on Medicaid spending. GAO noted that: (1) federal and state governments spent $104 billion more on Medicaid in 1994 than th...
Vaccines for Children: Reexamination of Program Goals and Implementation Needed to Ensure Vaccination
PEMD-95-22: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed vaccine delivery to children, focusing on: (1) implementation of the Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program; (2) evidence that vaccine cost has prevented children from being immunized on time; and (3) options for improving vaccine delivery.GAO found that: (1) the cost to parents of vaccines has not been a major barrier to children's timely immunizatio...
Vaccines for Children: Refocusing the Program's Goal and Implementation
T-PEMD-95-23: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, focusing on: (1) whether vaccine cost has prevented children from being routinely immunized; (2) VFC implementation; and (3) options for improving children's immunization rates. GAO noted that: (1) vaccine cost has not been a major barrier to children's timely immunization, since children often have access...
Long-Term Care: Current Issues and Future Directions
HEHS-95-109: Published: Apr 13, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on long-term care, focusing on: (1) the conditions that give rise to long-term care; (2) which groups require long-term care; (3) long-term care costs and strategies to contain them; and (4) its future demand.GAO found that: (1) long-term care is designed to help people with chronic conditions compensate for limitations in their ability...