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Federal Chief Information Officer: Leadership Needed to Confront Serious Challenges and Emerging Issues
T-AIMD-00-316: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the creation of a federal chief information officer (CIO), focusing on the: (1) structure and responsibilities of existing state and foreign governmentwide CIO models; (2) federal CIO approaches proposed by two bills; and (3) type of leadership responsibilities that a federal CIO should possess.GAO noted that: (1) GAO has not evaluated the effecti...
Health Care Fraud: Schemes to Defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Health Care Insurers
T-OSI-00-15: Published: Jul 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the various schemes used to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs and private insurance companies and how the proposed legislation contained in H.R. 3461 and S.1231 could strenghten federal and state health care programs.GAO noted that: (1) in the rent-a-patient scheme, organizations pay for--or "rent"--individuals to go to clinics for unnece...
Federal Prisons: Responses to Questions Related to Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population
GGD-00-160R: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions on its April 6, 2000, testimony on the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) efforts to contain the costs of providing health care to inmates, focusing on whether: (1) requiring a copayment would reduce the number of prisoners seeking medical care in order to get out of work or other duties; (2) recent BOP initiatives have helped redu...
Federal Health Care: Comments on H.R. 4401, the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000
T-AIMD-00-240: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000 (H.R. 4401), which calls for the development of an immediate claim, administration, payment resolution, and data collection system, focusing on the: (1) effects of the system on the claims process of both the Medicare part B program and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP); and...
Information Concerning Tax-Motivated Expatriation
GGD-00-110R: Published: May 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on tax-motivated expatriation, focusing on: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) procedures relevant to the enforcement of tax-motivated expatriate rules related to income, estate, and gift taxes; (2) IRS' procedures for using the private letter ruling process; and (3) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and Department of Sta...
Federal Prisons: Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population
T-GGD-00-112: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed health care costs at the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on: (1) trends in BOP health care costs from fiscal year (FY) 1990 through FY 1999; (2) BOP initiatives to contain rising medical costs; and (3) legislative and administrative options for helping to contain health care costs.GAO noted that: (1) in conjunction with a rising federal...
Personal Bankruptcy: Analysis of Four Reports on Chapter 7 Debtors' Ability to Pay
GGD-99-103: Published: Jun 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the methodologies used in four reports on bankruptcy debtors' ability to pay their debts--two by Ernst Young LLP, one by Creighton University, and one by the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees.GAO noted that: (1) determining which of these four reports most accurately reflects what would happen to chapter 7 debtors if needs-based ban...
Veterans' Affairs: Potential Costs of Changes in Licensing Requirement Outweigh Benefit
HEHS-99-106: Published: May 21, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether changing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care personnel licensing requirements would effect VA's health care system, focusing on: (1) comparing VA's physician employment requirements and processes with those of other federal agencies; (2) comparing VA's requirements with those of private sector health care organiza...
Managed Care: State Approaches on Selected Patient Protections
T-HEHS-99-85: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed selected state patient protection provisions already in place and congressional proposals under consideration, focusing on state statutes that relate to seven types of patient protections: (1) coverage of emergency services; (2) access to obstetricians and gynecologists; (3) access to pediatricians; (4) access to other specialists; (5) continuity...
Proposed Legislation: Issues Related to Honesty in Sweepstakes Act of 1998 (S. 2141)
T-GGD-98-198: Published: Sep 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1998.
GAO discussed the issues related to the Honesty in Sweepstakes Act of 1998, introduced on June 5, 1998, by Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of problems that consumers may have experienced with various sweepstakes mailings; and (2) information related to the mailing of documents that resembled cashier's checks, which are not the negotiable instruments that the...