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Medicaid: Some Recipients Neglect to Report U.S. Savings Bond Holdings
HRD-89-43: Published: Jan 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1989.
GAO examined income and asset reporting by Medicaid recipients in nursing homes to determine the: (1) effectiveness of states' policies and procedures for verifying savings bond holdings; and (2) extent of holdings of recipients residing in Massachusetts nursing homes.GAO found that: (1) as of April 1986, 143 Medicaid nursing home residents in Massachusetts had savings bond holdings in excess of t...
VA Health Care: Assuring Quality Care for Veterans in Community and State Nursing Homes
HRD-88-18: Published: Nov 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) compliance of eight Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers with VA quality assurance requirements for community and state nursing homes caring for veterans; and (2) extent to which the centers used quality assurance information available from states and other sources.GAO found that the centers: (1) evaluated 70 percent of the comm...
Policies in Ohio Nursing Homes Related to Contributions by Relatives of Medicaid Patients
102510: May 23, 1977
Four nursing homes in Ohio were reviewed to determine if relatives of Medicaid patients were being forced to contribute to the cost of their medical care.The Otterbein Home in Lebanon received $400,200 in voluntary contributions solicited on behalf of 140 patients, 104 of whom were Medicaid patients. These restricted funds were not deducted from State Medicaid funds as required, because, according...
Medicaid and Nursing Home Care Across the States
121460: May 23, 1983
GAO presented information concerning Medicaid and nursing home care across the States. Because the Nation's elderly population is increasing rapidly, an increase in future demand for nursing home care can also be expected. This trend will strongly impact Medicaid which is the major payer of nursing home care costs. GAO found that: (1) most State reimbursement systems are not designed to pay for th...
Prospective Payment Systems for Nursing Home Care
120522: Feb 4, 1983
In 1982, Congress mandated that the Department of Health and Human Services develop legislative proposals to provide for reimbursing skilled nursing facilities prospectively under Medicare. GAO believes that the State Medicaid systems for prospective reimbursement should be examined when developing the Federal Medicare system. Under the prospective reimbursement system developed in Texas, the per...
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...
Improved Administration Could Reduce the Costs of Ohio's Medicaid Program
HRD-78-98: Published: Oct 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1978.
Ohio began its Medicaid program on July 1, 1966. During 1967, the State spent $50.6 million to provide medical services to a monthly average of about 300,000 eligible individuals. In its 11-year existence, Ohio's Medicaid program costs increased tenfold, and the number of eligibles increased 143 percent. Over the same period, Medicaid costs increased about 1,500 percent nationwide.Ohio limited man...
Required Contributions by Relatives of Medicaid Nursing Home Patients
HRD-77-90: Published: May 26, 1977. Publicly Released: May 26, 1977.
A sample of nursing homes in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and Utah was reviewed to determine whether nursing homes were requiring contributions from the families of Medicaid patients as a condition of the patients' admittance or continued residence.There were no clear cases of forced contributions, although some families had felt "pressured" into contributing. At present, Federal laws or regulations do...
Lack of Coordination between Medicaid and Medicare at John J. Kane Hospital
HRD-77-44: Published: May 6, 1977. Publicly Released: May 6, 1977.
Management practices of the John J. Kane Hospital which were reviewed included the management of patients' funds, cost reporting for Medicaid in 1974, staffing procedures, and the practice of crediting the Medicaid program for contributions from relatives of patients.Medicaid and Medicare programs at the hospital were not coordinated. Problems caused by this lack of coordination included: patients...