Health care services (61 - 70 of 99 items)
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...
Health Care Alliances: Issues Relating To Geographic Boundaries
HEHS-94-139: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the provisions of major health bills concerning the configuration of health care alliance boundaries, focusing on the: (1) features and procedures for establishing Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA); (2) experiences of two states that have established entities similar to alliances; and (3) potential effects of alliance boundaries on existing heal...
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...
Medical Malpractice: Maine's Use of Practice Guidelines to Reduce Costs
HRD-94-8: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Maine's medical malpractice demonstration project, focusing on the: (1) factors that led to its establishment; and (2) development of practice guidelines that define care standards and reduce health care costs.GAO found that: (1) in an attempt to reduce health care costs and improve health care services, Maine has initiated a malpractice reform dem...
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: Further Changes Needed to Reduce Program and Beneficiary Costs
HRD-91-67: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Medicare's efforts to reduce its program and beneficiary costs.GAO found that: (1) the growth in Medicare hospital payments averaged 15.7 percent annually in the 3 years before it established the prospective payment system (PPS), resulting in 6.3-percent annual growth rate since 1983; (2) additional Medicare PPS payments would not ne...
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...
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.
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