State-administered programs (71 - 80 of 137 items)
Long-Term Care: Status of Quality Assurance and Measurement in Home and Community-Based Services
PEMD-94-19: Published: Mar 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methods for: (1) measuring the quality of home and community-based long-term care services; and (2) assuring quality long-term care services for disabled persons.GAO found that: (1) the complex financing structure that supports home and community-based care services has resulted in different quality assurance requirements for similar services;...
Refugee Resettlement: Unused Federal Funds in 1991 and 1992
HRD-94-44: Published: Dec 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal assistance for resettling refugees admitted to the United States, focusing on: (1) unused fiscal year (FY) 1991 and FY 1992 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds for refugee cash and medical assistance; (2) the reason why HHS assistance funds were not spent; (3) whether refugees could have received cash and medical assistance...
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...
Medicaid: Alternatives for Improving the Distribution of Funds to States
HRD-93-112FS: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alternatives for improving the distribution of Medicaid funds among states.GAO found that: (1) the alternatives for distributing Medicaid funds are based on the number of people in poverty and a state's ability to finance program services from state revenues using total taxable resources (TTR); (2) alternative 1 would increase funds...
Medicaid: States Turn to Managed Care to Improve Access and Control Costs
T-HRD-93-10: Published: Mar 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1993.
GAO discussed the role of managed care in state Medicaid programs. GAO noted that: (1) although prepaid health care plans are still the most common, states are finding it easier to recruit providers to primary care case management programs; (2) states choosing managed care programs face issues that include planning implementation, moving to mandatory enrollment, and establishing beneficiary educat...
Medicaid Formula Alternative
HRD-93-17R: Published: Mar 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' Medicaid funding levels under different formulas. GAO noted that: (1) the current Medicaid funding formula is meant to reduce medical care coverage differences among states and fairly distribute the burden of financing program benefits; (2) benefits and financing burdens varied among states, partly due to the current formula...
LTC Insurance Partnerships
HRD-92-44R: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a foundation's projects for linking long-term care insurance with the Medicaid program. GAO noted that: (1) four states currently participate in the Program to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly; (2) the Health Care Financing Administration approved Connecticut's proposal to amend its Medicaid plan to allow recipients w...
State Health Care Reform: Federal Requirements Influence State Reforms
T-HRD-92-55: Published: Sep 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on states' responses to the growing crisis in health care access, focusing on: (1) states' initiatives to expand accessibility and affordability of the health care system; and (2) needed changes in federal law to facilitate innovative health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) most states have focused on expanding access to health care services, such as mandating universal co...
Medicaid: Ensuring that Noncustodial Parents Provide Health Insurance Can Save Costs
HRD-92-80: Published: Jun 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated state and federal efforts to ensure that noncustodial parents with available health insurance resources cover their Medicaid-eligible children.GAO found that: (1) states are not ensuring that noncustodial parents provide health insurance to their children; (2) states and the federal government could save about $122 million annually if noncustodial...
Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis
HRD-92-70: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state initiatives concerning health care access and affordability, and federal barriers which limit states' progress toward achieving universal health care.GAO found that: (1) states have moved decisively to devise plans to expand access to health insurance and control increases in health costs, but have been hindered by the restrict...