Health care services (41 - 50 of 74 items)
Maternal and Child Health: Block Grant Funds Should Be Distributed More Equitably
HRD-92-5: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the current Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant allocation formula, focusing on: (1) the development of equity standards to reflect the states' comparative needs; (2) the extent that the present MCH funding allocation adheres to such standards; (3) the creation of alternative formulas to distribute MCH funds more equitably; and (4)...
Health Care for Hawaii Veterans
T-HRD-91-45: Published: Aug 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center on the grounds of the Tripler Army Medical Center. GAO noted that: (1) VA included adequate acute care capacity in the Tripler Center renovation to meet the current and future needs of Hawaii's veterans; (2) construction of 105 additional VA acute care beds will increase costs and decrease access to VA-s...
Medicaid Expansions: Coverage Improves but State Fiscal Problems Jeopardize Continued Progress
HRD-91-78: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of legislation between 1984 and 1989 that expanded Medicaid eligibility and improved services, focusing on: (1) how these modifications affected low-income pregnant women and children; (2) the extent to which states implemented Medicaid expansions; and (3) whether these expansions contributed to state fiscal problems.GAO found that: (1)...
Substance Abuse Treatment: Medicaid Allows Some Services but Generally Limits Coverage
HRD-91-92: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) guidance to states on substance abuse treatment reimbursable under the Medicaid program; (2) the types of Medicaid substance abuse services available in various states; (3) what barriers existed in obtaining treatment reimbursed by Medicaid; and (4) the level of federal and state spending on su...
ADMS Block Grant: Women's Set-Aside Does Not Assure Drug Treatment for Pregnant Women
T-HRD-91-37: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
GAO discussed the role of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services Block Grant women's set-aside in addressing the treatment needs of drug-abusing women, particularly pregnant women and mothers with young children, focusing on: (1) the barriers facing pregnant women and mothers seeking treatment; (2) whether Congress has sufficient information to oversee states' use of the set-aside to...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Assure Quality of Care in State Homes
HRD-90-40: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (1) inspected state homes frequently enough to evaluate the care veterans received; and (2) used adequate procedures to assess the quality of care provided in state homes. GAO also determined whether VA had implemented three GAO recommendations made in 1981 to: (1) revise its state home inspection...
Health Care: Children's Medical Services Programs in 10 States
HRD-89-81: Published: Jul 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 10 states' use of federal maternal and child health (MCH) services block grant funds to support their children's medical services (CMS) programs.GAO found that: (1) although Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas all allocated the federal funds to their CMS programs, only Arizo...
Mental Health: Funds Needed for Future Planning Activities
HRD-89-94: Published: Apr 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether 14 states would need additional federal funds to establish and implement statutorily required comprehensive community-based mental health services.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided each state with $82,200 in fiscal year (FY) 1988 and $81,000 in FY 1989 to develop programs; (2) 13 of the 14 states...
Board and Care: Insufficient Assurances That Residents' Needs Are Identified and Met
HRD-89-50: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed board and care facilities for elderly and disabled adults, focusing on: (1) industry size; (2) the characteristics and needs of residents; (3) states' regulation and monitoring of facilities; and (4) the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) role in overseeing facilities.GAO found that: (1) although a 1987 survey showed that there were...
Insufficient Assurances That Board and Care Residents' Needs Are Being Identified and Met
T-HRD-89-9: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the quality of care provided to board and care home residents. GAO found that: (1) establishment and enforcement of licensing requirements varies among states; (2) state inspections of licensed board and care homes identified serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse and unsanitary conditions; (3) in situations involving poor care, three of the six states reviewed could o...