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Medicaid: Stronger Efforts Needed to Ensure Children's Access to Health Screening Services
GAO-01-749: Published: Jul 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 2001.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program calls for states to provide children and adolescents under age 21 with access to comprehensive, periodic evaluations of health, development, and nutritional status, as well as vision, hearing, and dental services. There is concern that state Medicaid programs are not doing an adequate job of screening children for medical...
Suggested Changes to Form WH-226, Application for Authority to Employ Workers With Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages
GAO-01-471R: Published: Apr 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2001.
The Fair Labor Standards Act allows disabled individuals to be paid at special minimum wage rates that are lower than the federal minimum wage. This correspondence examines form WH-226, "Application for Authority to Employ Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages." This form provides the Department of Labor with data on employers and workers covered under the Act. However, GAO found that...
EPA Paperwork: Burden Estimate Increasing Despite Reduction Claims
GGD-00-59: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) paperwork burden, focusing on: (1) the general dimensions of EPA's paperwork requirements and the agency's progress toward reducing the burden that those requirements impose; (2) the process that EPA used to develop paperwork burden-hour estimates for its largest information collections as...
Legal Services Corporation: Substantial Problems in 1997 Case Reporting by Five Grantees
GGD-99-135R: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five of the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) largest grantees, focusing on whether the grantee: (1) properly documented the client's eligibility; (2) provided legal services within the past year; and (3) reported duplicate cases.GAO noted that: (1) the five grantees as a group reported a total of about 221,000 cases to LSC that were closed during...
Immigration Statistics: Information Gaps, Quality Issues Limit Utility of Federal Data to Policymakers
GGD-98-164: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) policy-related information needs for immigration statistics; (2) federal statistics (and information gaps) on the full range of demographic concepts relevant to immigration policy decisions, including what is known about the quality of those statistics; and (3) strategies for improving statistics.GAO noted that: (1) Congress periodically mak...
U.S. Currency: Treasury's Plans to Study Genuine and Counterfeit U.S. Currency Abroad
NSIAD-97-104: Published: Apr 11, 1997. Publicly Released: May 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of the Treasury's audit plan on the uses and counterfeiting of U.S. currency in foreign countries, focusing on whether the plan will enable the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) study the use of U.S. currency in foreign countries; (2) study the holding of U.S. currency in foreign countries; and (3) develop useful estimates of the amou...
Statistical Agencies: Statutory Requirements Affecting Government Policies and Programs
GGD-96-106: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of legislatively mandated reports that statistical agencies produce for Congress on a regular basis, focusing on the statutory authority for these reports.GAO found that: (1) the 11 principal statistical agencies are subject to a variety of laws that authorize statistical activities, prevent the unauthorized disclosure of confidential inf...
Managing for Results: The Department of Justice's Initial Efforts to Implement GPRA
GGD-95-167FS: Published: Jun 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and an agency request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on the processes used to develop the fiscal year (FY) 1996 mission statement, general goals and objectives, annual performance goals, and performance indicators for each DOJ component.GAO found that: (1)...
Property Insurance: Data Needed to Examine Availability, Affordability, and Accessibility Issues
RCED-94-39: Published: Feb 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several issues regarding property insurance in urban areas, focusing on: (1) the types of data that are currently collected for determining the availability and affordability of property insurance for urban homeowners and small businesses; (2) the types of data needed to assess these issues if available data are not adequate; and (3) options for co...
Medicare/Medicaid Data Bank Issues
HRD-94-63R: Published: Nov 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Medicare and Medicaid Coverage Data Bank will enable the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to more effectively administer the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program. GAO noted that: (1) the data bank may not be able to realize the anticipated level of savings and faces immediate implementation barriers; (2) the data bank would...