Health care services (71 - 80 of 270 items)
Medicaid: Questionable Practices Boost Federal Payments for School-Based Services
T-HEHS-99-148: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rise in claims for administrative costs associated with school-based health services, focusing on: (1) trends in Medicaid's spending for administrative costs; (2) the distribution of Medicaid payments for administrative claims to schools and other entities; and (3) the adequacy of federal oversight in approving school districts' claims for rei...
Assisted Living: Quality-of-Care and Consumer Protection Issues
T-HEHS-99-111: Published: Apr 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed quality-of-care and consumer protection issues in assisted living facilities in California, Florida, Ohio, and Oregon, focusing on: (1) residents' needs and the services provided in assisted living facilities; (2) the extent to which facilities provide consumers with sufficient information for them to choose a facility that is appropriate for thei...
Assisted Living: Quality-of-Care and Consumer Protection Issues in Four States
HEHS-99-27: Published: Apr 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether consumers are able to make informed choices about their care and about the nature and extent of problems that may be occurring in assisted living, focusing on: (1) residents' needs and the services provided in assisted living facilities; (2) the extent to which facilities provide consumers with information sufficient to help...
Lead Poisoning: Federal Health Care Programs Are Not Effectively Reaching At-Risk Children
HEHS-99-18: Published: Jan 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the risk of lead poisoning faced by young children served by federal health care programs; (2) the extent to which children served by these programs have been screened for this condition; (3) key reasons why screenings may not be occurring; and (4) problems that federal health care programs face in ensuring that children who have harmful lead...
Medicare: Coverage of Pumps Used to Administer Intravenous Drugs
HEHS-99-16R: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of providing Medicare coverage for disposable infusion pumps, focusing on: (1) the clinical benefits and limitations of disposable infusion pumps; (2) the factors that affect whether a durable or disposable infusion pump is less expensive to use for home infusion; (3) some Medicaid and private insurance plans' home...
HIV/AIDS Drugs: Funding Implications of New Combination Therapies for Federal and State Programs
HEHS-99-2: Published: Oct 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential implications for federal and state budgets from the increased use of combination drug therapies for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunedeficiency syndrome (AIDS), focusing on: (1) federal and state spending on HIV and AIDS drug treatment, by major programs, over the last several years; (...
Health Insurance for Children: Private Individual Coverage Available, but Choices Can Be Limited and Costs Vary
HEHS-98-201: Published: Aug 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of private sector health coverage for children in the individual insurance market, focusing on: (1) the availability and characteristics of private health insurance products that can be purchased only for a child and how these products differ from other individual private insurance products; (2) the costs of these child-only produc...
Health Services Quality and Public Health Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1999-2000
IAP-98-14: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Health Services Quality and Public Health issue area plan for fiscal years 1999 and 2000.GAO plans to: (1) determine whether the public health service agencies are ensuring the public's health and safety efficiently and effectively; (2) identify opportunities for improving the quality of health care under fee-for-service and managed care payment arrangements; (3) id...
HCFA: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital Conditions of Participation; Identification of Potential Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donors and Transplant Hospitals' Provision of Transplant-Related Data
OGC-98-58: Published: Jul 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on Medicare and Medicaid programs' hospital conditions on participation, identification of potential organ, tissue, and eye donors, and transplant hospitals' provision of transplant-related data. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would: (a) revise current hospital conditions of participation r...
Private Health Insurance: Employer Coverage Trends Signal Possible Decline in Access for 55- to 64-Year-Olds
T-HEHS-98-199: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed access to health insurance by near-elderly Americans aged 55 to 64, focusing on the near elderly's: (1) health, employment, income, and health insurance status; (2) ability to obtain employer-based health insurance if they retire before they are eligible for Medicare; and (3) access to individually purchased coverage or employer-based continuation...