Beneficiaries (31 - 40 of 45 items)
Medicare: CMS's Implementation and Oversight of the Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card and Transitional Assistance Program
GAO-06-78R: Published: Oct 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2005.
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) added a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, to become effective January 1, 2006. To assist Medicare beneficiaries with their prescription drug costs until the new benefit becomes available, the MMA also required the establishment of a temporary program, the Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card and Tr...
Defense Health Care: DOD has Established a Chiropractic Benefit for Active Duty Personnel
GAO-05-890R: Published: Sep 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2005.
The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (NDAA 2001) directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop and implement a plan to make a chiropractic benefit available to all active duty personnel in the U.S. armed forces. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily, the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous s...
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Health Resources
GAO-05-310R: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2005.
Combined, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care services to about 16.8 million beneficiaries at an estimated cost of $58 billion for fiscal year 2005--$30.4 billion for DOD and $27.7 billion for VA. In 1982, the Congress passed the Veterans' Administration and Department of Defense Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Shar...
Defense Health Care: Oversight of the Adequacy of TRICARE's Civilian Provider Network Has Weaknesses
GAO-03-592T: Published: Mar 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2003.
During 2002, in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel, beneficiary groups described problems with access to care from TRICARE's civilian providers, and providers testified about their dissatisfaction with the TRICARE program, specifying low reimbursement rates and administrative burdens. The Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act of 2003 required that GAO...
Defense Health Care: DOD's Managed Care Program Continues to Face Challenges
T-HEHS-95-117: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE managed health care program. GAO noted that: (1) regional program officials are concerned that the program's administrative structure does not provide sufficient authority and control over funds and personnel because these resources are controlled by the military services; (2) although DOD believes it has sufficiently promoted interservice co...
Defense Health Care: Uniformed Services Treatment Facility Health Program
HEHS-94-174: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the health care agreements entered into between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities (USTF), focusing on: (1) how the health care services and beneficiary cost-sharing requirements under USTF agreements compare to those of the other military health care delivery system components; and (2) the costs and o...
Defense Health Care: Expansion of the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative Into DOD's Region 6
HEHS-94-100: Published: Feb 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) certification on expanding the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) Reform Initiative (CRI) to beneficiaries in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and portions of Louisiana and Texas.GAO found that: (1) DOD reasonably evaluated the costs of expanding the modified CRI program to DOD region 6 f...
Defense Health Care: Expansion of the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative Into Washington and Oregon
HRD-93-149: Published: Sep 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) certification on expanding the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) Reform Initiative (CRI).GAO found that: (1) after comparing CRI with the standard CHAMPUS program, DOD certified that the modified CRI program is the most efficient method of delivering health car...
Medicare: Contractor Services to Beneficiaries and Providers
HRD-88-76BR: Published: Mar 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO assessed the level of beneficiary and provider satisfaction with the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Medicare services program, specifically: (1) claims processing timeliness and accuracy; (2) responsiveness to beneficiary and provider inquiries; and (3) the processes available to beneficiaries and providers to dispute decisions about reimbursement and program coverage.GAO found...
Post-Hospital Care: Efforts To Evaluate Medicare Prospective Payment Effects Are Insufficient
PEMD-86-10: Published: Jun 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) methods for evaluating the Medicare Prospective Payment System's (PPS) effect on post-hospital services; and (2) developed a plan to determine these effects.GAO found that: (1) the studies the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting on PPS will produce limited information...