state relations (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Preliminary Findings on Patient Characteristics and State Medicaid Expenditures for Nursing Home Care
IPE-82-4: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented preliminary findings on State nursing home expenditures and the characteristics of patients in nursing homes. Congress is reviewing proposed changes in the inspection and certification procedures for nursing homes.Current inspection and certification procedures are designed to insure that nursing homes with Medicaid and Medicare residents meet...
Improvements Needed in Monitoring State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
HRD-82-29: Published: Jan 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1982.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for approving and monitoring state-operated occupational safety and health programs. GAO was asked to evaluate the OSHA efforts to monitor state plan activities and the OSHA application of financial and accounting controls over the states' expenditure of federal grant funds.Preliminary GAO work on the OSHA application of finan...
Health Systems Plans: A Poor Framework for Promoting Health Care Improvements
HRD-81-93: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
The National Health Planning and Resources Development Act established health systems agencies (HSA) with responsibility for planning health services within a particular geographic area. The Act also established State health planning and development agencies and statewide health coordinating councils to deal with health care needs from the perspective of the entire State. The adequacy of health sy...
Administration Spending Reduction Proposals and Repeal of Title V of the Social Security Act
114788: Apr 1, 1981
GAO offered observations on the Administration's proposals to consolidate several categorical health programs into block grants to States, and presented the views of GAO on the Administration's proposal to limit Federal contributions to State operated Medicaid programs and to modify Federal requirements to provide States with more flexible managing programs. GAO is developing an inventory of insta...
Occupational Health Inspections and Consultations Generally Appear Adequate
HRD-81-39: Published: Jan 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of health inspections and consultations made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State industrial hygienists in four States. Completed inspection and consultation files were reviewed, and industrial hygienists were interviewed and accompanied on some inspections and consultations.It was found that: the industrial hygienists were well qualified;...
Federal and State Officials Views on the Operations of Five Federal/State Cooperative Statistical Programs
GGD-80-71: Published: Jun 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1980.
Historically, Federal-State cooperative statistical programs have lacked Federal policy guidelines. It has been recognized that the need for joint Federal-State participation is a condition to successful policy development. The views of Federal and State officials were obtained in 10 States operating statistical programs that produce data on employment, occupational injuries and illnesses, populat...
Increased Use of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries Would Benefit Consumers, Dentists, and Taxpayers
HRD-80-51: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
Making better use of expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) personnel is one way to increase the efficiency of dental health care delivery and the availability of care. EFDA's are dental assistants or dental hygienists who have obtained additional education or training to perform a wide range of expanded clinical functions and patient care procedures under dentists' supervision. Using an EFDA t...
Controls Over Medical Examinations Necessary for the Social Security Administration To Better Determine Disability
HRD-79-119: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
In 1978 the federal disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Insurance program paid about $72 million for independent medical examinations of persons claiming disability. The need for and the quality of the medical information purchased is not well documented. Program officials do not know how often state agencies have paid for independent medical examinations which were too comp...
Report on the Administration of the Get Set Day Care Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
095078: Mar 1, 1978
No summary is currently available...
Proposed Legislation to Strengthen the Capability of the Government to Detect, Prosecute, and Punish Fraudulent Activities under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
HRD-77-65: Published: Mar 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1977.
Several revisions would improve H.R. 3, 95th Congress, the purpose of which is to strengthen the capability of the Government to detect, prosecute, and punish fraudulent activities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.Sections 3 and 8 of the bill, which relate to the disclosure of ownership and financial information and disclosure by providers or owners convicted of certain offenses, should be...