Medicaid (41 - 50 of 83 items)
Newborn Screening: Characteristics of State Programs
GAO-03-449: Published: Mar 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2003.
Each year state newborn screening programs test 4 million newborns for disorders that require early detection and treatment to prevent serious illness or death. GAO was asked to provide the Congress with information on the variations among state newborn screening programs, including information on criteria considered in selecting disorders to include in state programs, education for parents and pr...
Long-Term Care: Aging Baby Boom Generation Will Increase Demand and Burden on Federal and State Budgets
GAO-02-544T: Published: Mar 21, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2002.
As more and more of the baby boomers enter retirement age, spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security is expected to absorb correspondingly larger shares of federal revenue and crowd out other spending. The aging of the baby boomers will also increase the demand for long-term care and contribute to federal and state budget burdens. The number of disabled elderly who cannot perform daily...
Teen Pregnancy: State and Federal Efforts to Implement Prevention Programs and Measure Their Effectiveness
HEHS-99-4: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) state strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and how states fund these efforts; (2) how welfare reform affected states' strategies; (3) the extent to which programs that are part of states' prevention strategies are evaluated; and (4) what teen pregnancy prevention activities the federal government supports.GAO noted that: (1) the...
Organ Donation: Assessing Performance of Organ Procurement Organizations
T-HEHS-98-131: Published: Apr 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) whether the current standard for assessing the local organ procurement organizations' (OPO) effectiveness appropriately measures the extent to which OPOs are maximizing their ability to identify, procure, and transplant organs and tissue; and (2) alternatives to the current standard that could be more effective.GAO noted that: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA...
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...
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...
Organ Transplants: Increased Effort Needed to Boost Supply and Ensure Equitable Distribution of Organs
HRD-93-56: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the effectiveness of the organ procurement and allocation system, focusing on whether: (1) organs are equitably distributed; (2) organ procurement organizations (OPO) obtain an adequate number of donors; and (3) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) effectively monitors organ procurement and allocation efforts.GAO found...
Evaluation of Poverty Indicators - Methodological Issues
128281: Oct 31, 1985
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed on the development of a methodology for evaluating proposed changes to poverty indicators and thresholds. GAO found that: (1) the valuation method for medical benefits assigned an average benefit level to all program participants, and the extensive and expensive services provided to those who were in the terminal period of their lives were credite...
Simulations of a Medicare Prospective Payment System for Home Health Care
HRD-85-110: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO simulated the probable prospective payment rates for home health care under the Medicaid program.The system GAO modeled specified that: (1) rates should be nationwide, and no distinction should be made between the rates for freestanding and facility-based providers; (2) rates should be set at the 75th percentile instead of the 60th percentile; (3) costs sho...