Program evaluation (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Medicaid Integrity: Implementation of New Program Provides Opportunities for Federal Leadership to Combat Fraud and Abuse
GAO-06-578T: Published: Mar 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2006.
Today's hearing concerns fraud, waste, and abuse control in Medicaid, a program that provides health care coverage for over 56 million eligible low-income people and is jointly financed by the federal government and the states. In fiscal year 2004, Medicaid had benefit payments of $287 billion, with a federal share of about $168 billion. The states are primarily responsible for ensuring appropriat...
Medicaid Waivers: HHS Approvals of Pharmacy Plus Demonstrations Continue to Raise Cost and Oversight Concerns
GAO-04-480: Published: Jun 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2004.
Under section 1115 of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may waive certain Medicaid requirements for states seeking to deliver services through demonstration projects. By policy, these demonstrations must not increase federal spending. GAO has previously reported concerns with HHS's approval process. GAO was asked to provide information on a new Medicaid section 11...
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...
Drug Abuse: Efforts Under Way to Determine Treatment Outcomes
T-HEHS-00-60: Published: Feb 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) efforts to support an effective drug abuse treatment system, focusing on: (1) activities supported by SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant and Knowledge Development and Application (KDA) grant funds for drug abuse treatment; (2) SAMHSA and stat...
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...
Grant Programs: Design Features Shape Flexibility, Accountability, and Performance Information
GGD-98-137: Published: Jun 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a comparative study of block grants and similar programs that give state or local governments substantial flexibility in determining how funds are to be used, focusing on: (1) examining the design characteristics of these programs that have implications for flexibility, accountability, and programs' ability to collect information about performance...
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...
Nuclear Regulation: NRC's Nuclear Materials Program Needs Improvement to Protect Public Health and Safety
T-RCED-93-51: Published: Jul 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulation of nuclear materials, focusing on: (1) NRC oversight of states that control nuclear materials themselves and it oversight of states that do not regulate nuclear materials; and (2) the effectiveness of these programs. GAO noted that: (1) NRC does not have a common set of performance standards and evaluation methods to compare its pr...
Comprehensive Approach Needed To Help Control Prescription Drug Abuse
GGD-83-2: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1982.
Because of longstanding congressional concern over the seriousness of prescription drug abuse, GAO examined efforts to control prescription drugs at the retail level.Most abused prescription drugs are obtained at the retail level. Unintentional misprescribing by doctors, pharmacy thefts, illegal sales by pharmacists, and forged prescriptions are among the various ways by which abused prescription...