Health care services (81 - 90 of 270 items)
Private Health Insurance: Declining Employer Coverage May Affect Access for 55- to 64-Year-Olds
HEHS-98-133: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the ability of Americans aged 55 to 64 to obtain health benefits through the private market--either employer-based or individually purchased, 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)...
Tobacco Settlements: States' Use of Settlement Proceeds
HEHS-98-147R: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: May 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how three states are using the proceeds of tobacco settlement agreements, focusing on: (1) whether any of the settlements specify how the proceeds are to be spent, including expenditures for health-related activities such as tobacco prevention or control efforts; (2) whether funds need to be spent within certain timeframes; (3) who i...
Medicaid: Demographics of Nonenrolled Children Suggest State Outreach Strategies
HEHS-98-93: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on children who are eligible for Medicaid but are not enrolled, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children who qualify for Medicaid, and identifying groups in which uninsured children are concentrated and to whom outreach efforts might be expected; (2) the reasons these children are not enrolled in Medicaid; and...
Traumatic Brain Injury: Programs Supporting Long-Term Services in Selected States
HEHS-98-55: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to provide services the individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), focusing on the: (1) primary federal and state programs that provide adults with TBI services to help them function more independently; (2) strategies that states have developed to enhance access to TBI-related services; and (3) circumstances believed t...
HCFA: Medicare and Medicaid Programs--Salary Equivalency Guidelines for Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy Services
OGC-98-30: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on salary equivalency guidelines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would revise the salary equivalency guidelines for Medicare payments for the reasonable costs of physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech language pathology and occupational therapy services furnished under arrangements b...
Health Insurance: Coverage Leads to Increased Health Care Access for Children
HEHS-98-14: Published: Nov 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the relationship between health insurance and health care access, focusing on: (1) what effect health insurance has on children's access to health care; (2) whether expanding publicly funded insurance improves their access; and (3) barriers besides lack of insurance that might deter children from getting health care.GAO noted that: (1) health in...
Health Care Access: Opportunities to Target Programs and Improve Accountability
T-HEHS-97-204: Published: Sep 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the Rural Health Clinic Program in the broader context of GAO's past reviews of federal efforts to improve access to primary health care, focusing on: (1) the common problems GAO found and some recent initiatives to address them; and (2) how the type of management changes called for under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 can help the Rural Health Clinic and related...
Health Financing and Systems Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-97-13: Published: Jul 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Health Financing and Systems issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 to 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) actions to improve the management and financial integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs; (2) new strategies for paying for Medicare and Medicaid services that promote cost containment while preserving quality and access; (3) how financing arrangements affect...
Health Services Quality and Public Health Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999
IAP-97-14: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Health Services Quality and Public Health issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 and 1999.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the public health service agencies are ensuring the public's health and safety efficiently and effectively; (2) opportunities for improving the quality of health care under fee-for-service and managed care payment arrangements; (3) opportunities...
Health Services, Quality and Public Health Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-14(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Health Services, Quality and Public Health issue area as of April 15, 1997...