State programs (31 - 40 of 42 items)
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...
Occupational Safety & Health: California's Resumption of Enforcement Responsibility in the Private Sector
HRD-89-82: Published: Apr 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on California's resumption of the occupational safety and health enforcement program in the private sector, focusing on whether the program's staff and funds were sufficient to ensure compliance with state and federal occupational safety and health requirements.GAO found that: (1) California authorized 214 compliance officer position...
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...
Medicaid: Recoveries From Nursing Home Residents' Estates Could Offset Program Costs
HRD-89-56: Published: Mar 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the potential for estate recovery programs to help offset state and federal Medicaid nursing home costs.GAO found that: (1) estate recovery programs provide a cost-effective way to offset state and federal costs, while promoting more equitable treatment of Medicaid recipients; (2) the absence of estate recovery programs creates inequities in the treatment of Medicaid recipients and th...
AIDS Education: Issues Affecting Counseling and Testing Programs
HRD-89-39: Published: Feb 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary reviews of federal and state education programs to prevent the spread of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), focusing on the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) voluntary AIDS counseling and testing programs.GAO found that: (1) staff shortages and insufficient program data have hampered CDC efforts to provide technical as...
Eligibility for Aid for Families With Dependent Children in Mahoning County, Ohio
HRD-77-107: Published: Jun 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
A review of the certain procedures and practices of the Mahoning County Welfare Department in approving and reviewing eligibility for Aid to Families of Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid revealed that there had been AFDC overpayments and potential Medicaid overpayments.In about half of the cases in a sample of 17 cases, AFDC overpayments have resulted because unemployment compensation was not...
Review of Medicare and Medicaid Duplicate Payments in Michigan
HRD-83-43: Published: Feb 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
GAO reviewed the practices and procedures of the Michigan Medicare carrier and Medicaid administrator to prevent duplicate payments to physicians with more than one provider identification number and to remove unlicensed physicians from the Medicare and Medicaid rolls.GAO found that: (1) duplicate payments of about $39,000 were made to Medicare providers with multiple-provider numbers; (2) duplica...
Jail Inmates' Mental Health Care Neglected; State and Federal Attention Needed
GGD-81-5: Published: Nov 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1980.
Studies indicate that from 20 to 60 percent of the jail population on any given day have mental health problems. But most jails do not identify all inmates in need of help or provide for their proper care. The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) established the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals to formulate national criminal justice standards and goa...