Beneficiaries (41 - 45 of 45 items)
Use of a Separate Carrier To Process Medicare Claims for Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
HRD-84-54: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated the findings and conclusions of a previous report which recommended that the Medicare claims for physicians' and other medical services applicable to beneficiaries of the Railroad Retirement Board be processed by the same contractors that process such claims for most other Medicare beneficiaries.GAO noted that, although its recommendation concerning...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
121775: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts over the past 2 years in reexamining the continued eligibility of persons on the disability rolls. These reexaminations are referred to as continuing disability investigations (CDI's). SSA has taken several initiatives over the past year to improve the review process, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced...
Full-Time Support Personnel Programs in the Army and Air Force Reserve Components
121561: Jun 8, 1983
Testimony was given concerning GAO views on: (1) whether the planned growth in the full-time support programs in the Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve is justified; and (2) whether proposed conversions of civilian technical positions in the Army Reserve to full-time, active-duty positions would be cost effective. GAO examined the methodologies used by the Army in two evaluations to det...
Medicare Home Health Services: A Difficult Program To Control
HRD-81-155: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1981.
GAO assessed various Medicare claims to determine the reasonableness and medical necessity of skilled nursing care and therapy, the need for home health aide services, and compliance with the homebound and other requirements of the Medicare program. Aide services provide for the personal care of the beneficiary and represent about one-third of all visits provided under the program. Because family...
Military Medicine Is in Trouble: Complete Reassessment Needed
HRD-79-107: Published: Aug 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1979.
Since the end of the draft in 1973, the military's direct medical care system has experienced a gap between the number of military physicians it has available and the number needed to provide medical care, seriously impairing the system's ability to meet peacetime medical needs efficiently and effectively. Hospital operations have been hampered by the lack of physicians as has the ability of activ...