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Medicaid and Special Education: Coordination of Services for Children With Disabilities Is Evolving
HEHS-00-20: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the mechanisms of coordination between Medicaid and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), focusing on: (1) how Medicaid and IDEA interact to meet the needs of low-income school-aged children with disabilities; and (2) issues that have arisen in coordinating Medicaid and IDEA services in schools.GAO noted that: (1) Medicaid and IDE...
Medicare: Improvements Needed to Enhance Protection of Confidential Health Information
HEHS-99-140: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four areas related to the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) use of personally identifiable health information, focusing on: (1) HCFA's need for personally identifiable health information to manage the Medicare program and accomplish other purposes; (2) HCFA's policies and practices regarding disclosure of information on Medicare benefic...
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...
Balancing Flexibility and Accountability: Grant Program Design in Education and Other Areas
T-GGD/HEHS-98-94: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed balancing flexibility and accountability in federal grant programs, focusing on education programs.GAO noted that: (1) flexible grants are an adaptable policy tool and are used in fields from urban transit to community mental health; (2) they are alike in that each addresses a national purpose but gives state or local grantees the flexibility to a...
State Trauma Grants
HEHS-95-105R: Published: Apr 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether states: (1) spent their trauma grants in compliance with the law's requirements; and (2) made their required matching contributions through fiscal year (FY) 1994. GAO noted that: (1) the 4 states reviewed complied with the law's requirements; (2) the states spent 72 percent of their grant funds on consultants, salaries or wages, and contr...
Occupational Safety and Health: Changes Needed in the Combined Federal-State Approach
T-HRD-94-3: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1993.
GAO discussed ways the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can improve federal and state approaches to work-place safety and health, focusing on: (1) weaknesses in state safety and health program oversight; (2) unique state safety and health program features; and (3) opportunities for improving federal and state approaches to work-place safety. GAO noted that: (1) OSHA lacks suffi...
Lead Poisoning Notification
RCED-94-18R: Published: Oct 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on lead poisoning and the effectiveness of local health agencies' notification to public housing authorities (PHA) of children diagnosed with elevated blood levels (EBL). GAO found that: (1) of the six local health agencies reviewed, five do not timely notify PHA when they identify EBL children living in public housing containing lead-b...
Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
Social Security: Reporting and Processing of Death Information Should Be Improved
HRD-92-88: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) process for obtaining information on deceased beneficiaries and terminating benefits payments, focusing on: (1) how long family members, states, and others take to report deaths to SSA; (2) the amount of time SSA takes to terminate payments once a death is reported; (3) whether delays in rep...
ADMS Block Grant: Drug Treatment Services Could Be Improved by New Accountability Program
HRD-92-27: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how states have implemented the 1988 legislative requirement to assess the quality and appropriateness of drug treatment services supported by the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services (ADMS) Block Grant; (2) whether states are providing pertinent information for Congress to know the effect of the federal investment in drug treatment...