Medicaid (41 - 50 of 83 items)
Vaccines for Children: Barriers to Immunization
T-PEMD-95-21: Published: May 4, 1995. Publicly Released: May 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Vaccine for Children program, focusing on barriers to immunization. GAO noted that: (1) although CDC began providing free vaccines in order to remove vaccine cost as a barrier to childhood immunization, there has been no sufficient evidence to conclude that vaccine cost has been a major barrier to immunizatio...
Indian Health Service: Improvements Needed in Credentialing Temporary Physicians
HEHS-95-46: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: May 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on American Indians' access to quality health care services, focusing on the: (1) Indian Health Service's (IHS) efforts to ensure that temporary physicians working in IHS facilities are qualified and competent to perform assigned duties; and (2) extent that medical services are delayed under the IHS Contract Health Services Program.GAO...
Medicare: Referrals to Physician-Owned Imaging Facilities Warrant HCFA's Scrutiny
HEHS-95-2: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared physicians' referral rates for diagnostic imaging services, focusing on: (1) referrals by physicians with a financial interest in joint-venture imaging service facilities; and (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) procedures and policies are effective in monitoring and identifying abusive self-referral practices.GAO found t...
Vaccines for Children: Major Implementation Hurdles Remain
T-PEMD-94-29: Published: Jul 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1994.
GAO discussed the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) implementation plans for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. GAO noted that: (1) as of July 1994, only 4 of the 15 contracts with vaccine manufacturers had been awarded; (2) although states are responsible for recruiting physicians into the VFC program, only 5 states had mailed VFC enrollment forms to potential vaccine providers; (3) altho...
Vaccines for Children: Critical Issues in Design and Implementation
PEMD-94-28: Published: Jul 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) implementation plans for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, focusing on: (1) how CDC plans to implement the VFC Program; and (2) the likelihood that CDC will meet its program goals.GAO found that: (1) as of July 5, 1994, only 4 of the 15 contracts with vaccine manufacturers had been awarded; (2) as of J...
Veterans' Health Care: Efforts to Make VA Competitive May Create Significant Risks
T-HEHS-94-197: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the potential effects of health reforms on veterans' health care, focusing on the: (1) legal and structural barriers that could limit the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ability to restructure its health care facilities into managed care plans and compete with private-sector health plans; (2) extent to which the Health Security Act would overcome those barriers; and (3) potentia...
Health Care in Hawaii: Implications for National Reform
HEHS-94-68: Published: Feb 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Hawaii's health care insurance system, focusing on the system's effect on: (1) accessibility to health services; (2) health care costs; and (3) the business community.GAO found that: (1) Hawaii has the highest level of insurance coverage of any state in the United States; (2) the percentage of Hawaiian residents that lack health insu...
Medicaid: HealthPASS: An Evaluation of a Managed Care Program for Certain Philadelphia Recipients
HRD-93-67: Published: May 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Philadelphia Accessible Services System's (HealthPASS) medical services, focusing on whether HealthPASS members receive: (1) timely and appropriate pregnancy-related services; (2) early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services; and (3) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits. G...
Medical Malpractice: Experience with Efforts to Address Problems
T-HRD-93-24: Published: May 20, 1993. Publicly Released: May 20, 1993.
GAO discussed the effects of medical malpractice problems on health care and malpractice insurance costs and quality and the reform of the health care system. GAO noted that: (1) insurance premiums have increased due to the increase in the number and cost of malpractice claims, which in turn has affected the availability of malpractice insurance and medical services; (2) state licensing boards hav...
Medicaid: States Turn to Managed Care to Improve Access and Control Costs
HRD-93-46: Published: Mar 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state implementation of managed care programs, focusing on: (1) difficulties states face in implementation of certain program components; (2) the effect of the managed care approach on health care access, quality, and cost; and (3) the features that ensure the quality of health services and providers' financial stability.GAO found that: (1) from 19...