Hospitals (71 - 80 of 99 items)
Medical Malpractice: Case Study on Florida
HRD-87-21S-3: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on medical malpractice insurance. GAO identified Florida's actions to address its medical malpractice insurance problems.GAO found that Florida enacted legislation to: (1) require insurers who provide liability insurance to doctors to report medical malpractice claims to the state; (2) encourage greater use of self-insurance pools by easing or eliminating pr...
Medical Malpractice: Case Study on New York
HRD-87-21S-5: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on medical malpractice insurance.GAO identified New York's actions to address its medical malpractice insurance problems.GAO found that: (1) the insurance crisis in the 1970's was due to availability, while in the 1980's the crisis shifted to one of affordability; (2) although insurance rates continue to climb for hospitals and physicians, they are highest f...
Medical Malpractice: Six State Case Studies Show Claims and Insurance Costs Still Rise Despite Reforms
HRD-87-21: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the medical malpractice insurance situation, problems, and reforms in six states to determine if their attempts since the mid-1970's to reduce insurance costs, the number of claims filed, and the average amount paid per claim were successful.GAO found that: (1) most of the changes the states made focused on tort reforms to ensure...
Medical Malpractice: Insurance Costs Increased but Varied Among Physicians and Hospitals
HRD-86-112: Published: Sep 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the medical malpractice situation in the United States, including the costs of malpractice insurance for physicians and hospitals.GAO found that: (1) total malpractice insurance costs for physicians increased from $1.7 billion in 1983 to $3.4 billion in 1985; (2) the costs varied widely by specialty, by state, and within some states; (3) as a per...
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
130389: Jul 15, 1986
Testimony was given on the reporting of information relating to payment of medical malpractice claims and certain other adverse actions taken against health practitioners. GAO favors the reporting of such information on physicians and other appropriate health professionals to a repository that can be referenced by hospitals and other health entities, since there is not sufficient exchange of infor...
Medicare: Documenting Teaching Physician Services Still a Problem
HRD-86-36: Published: Jan 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1986.
In accordance with a provision of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, GAO reviewed the amounts that teaching physicians and hospitals billed to Medicare carriers to determine whether payments had been made under the requirements of the Social Security Act.Medicare pays for the services of teaching physicians in hospitals that operate postgraduate programs for resident physicians as well as for the...
Medicare Payments for the Services of Salaried Supervisory and Teaching Physicians at Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Michigan
B-164031(4): Published: Dec 4, 1970. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Ways To Reduce the Cost of Medical Referral Programs in Micronesia and American Samoa
NSIAD-84-139: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the medical capabilities and medical referral problems in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.During the last 3 years, the local governments in the territories reviewed have incurred costs of about $15 million for referring patients...
Federal Regulation of Medical Devices
123484: Feb 24, 1984
GAO discussed its recent report concerning the Federal regulation of medical devices and instruments. GAO noted that: (1) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to develop a comprehensive medical device information system and develop the capability to analyze trends associated with particular groups of devices; (2) while FDA has not yet completed the final device classification process, it a...