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Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Care Reforms on VA's Major Construction Program
T-HRD-93-19: Published: May 6, 1993. Publicly Released: May 6, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) major construction program, focusing on: (1) factors affecting the need for and design of VA construction projects; (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives when determining construction needs; and (3) VA management of its major construction program. GAO noted that: (1) national health insurance reform could reduce the demand for VA s...
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Financing Reforms on Demand for VA Services
T-HRD-93-12: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed the potential effects of health financing reforms on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system. GAO noted that: (1) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 18 percent if employer-mandated health insurance was available to workers or employers paid a tax to obtain health insurance; (2) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 47 percent u...
Medicaid: Outpatient Drug Costs and Reimbursements for Selected Pharmacies in Illinois and Maryland
HRD-93-55FS: Published: Mar 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed drug purchasing costs and Medicaid reimbursements in Illinois and Maryland, focusing on whether state pharmacies reimbursed Medicaid programs for the discounts on outpatient drugs they received from drug manufacturers.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid reimbursed the state pharmacies about 19 percent more than they paid for outpatient drugs; (2) hospit...
VA Health Care: Offsetting Long-Term Care Costs by Adopting State Copayment Practices
HRD-92-96: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to offset the costs of providing nursing home and domiciliary care by increasing charges to veterans, focusing on the recovery of some costs from the estates of veterans or their survivors.GAO found that: (1) states have implemented or increased copayments for state veterans home residents...
HHS Staff for Board and Care Issues
HRD-92-29R: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the number of individuals within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) involved with issues related to board and care homes for the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation leads HHS involvement in board and care issues; (2) HHS devotes few staff to board and care issues, and the...
Nursing Homes: Admission Problems for Medicaid Recipients and Attempts to Solve Them
HRD-90-135: Published: Sep 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed problems Medicaid recipients faced when trying to gain admission into nursing homes, focusing on: (1) the types of reforms that various states implemented to improve Medicaid recipients' access; and (2) factors that influenced states' willingness to improve access for Medicaid recipients.GAO found that: (1) in nine states, some Medicaid recipients...
Long-Term Care Insurance: State Regulatory Requirements Provide Inconsistent Consumer Protection
HRD-89-67: Published: Apr 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed state regulation of long-term health care insurance, intended to help defray nursing home costs not paid by Medicare or Medicaid, focusing on state: (1) legislation establishing standards for long-term health insurance policies; and (2) procedures for enforcing the standards.GAO found that: (1) no federal legislation regulates the growth or coverag...
Medicaid: Recoveries From Nursing Home Residents' Estates Could Offset Program Costs
HRD-89-56: Published: Mar 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the potential for estate recovery programs to help offset state and federal Medicaid nursing home costs.GAO found that: (1) estate recovery programs provide a cost-effective way to offset state and federal costs, while promoting more equitable treatment of Medicaid recipients; (2) the absence of estate recovery programs creates inequities in the treatment of Medicaid recipients and th...
Medicaid: Some Recipients Neglect to Report U.S. Savings Bond Holdings
HRD-89-43: Published: Jan 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1989.
GAO examined income and asset reporting by Medicaid recipients in nursing homes to determine the: (1) effectiveness of states' policies and procedures for verifying savings bond holdings; and (2) extent of holdings of recipients residing in Massachusetts nursing homes.GAO found that: (1) as of April 1986, 143 Medicaid nursing home residents in Massachusetts had savings bond holdings in excess of t...
Medicaid: Little Effect From Legislative Change Permitting Asset Revaluation After Sales
HRD-88-65: Published: Apr 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined: (1) whether states changed their Medicaid reimbursement policies to allow revaluation of sold nursing home assets; and (2) the cost effects of any such changes.GAO found that: (1) all states except Alaska provided assurance that ownership changes would not increase Medicaid capital payments; (2) only Alabama, Alaska, and Virginia changed their...