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Elder Justice: Federal Government Has Taken Some Steps but Could Do More to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
GAO-13-626T: Published: May 16, 2013. Publicly Released: May 16, 2013.
Older adults are being financially exploited by strangers who inundate them with mail, telephone, or Internet scams; unscrupulous financial services professionals; and untrustworthy in-home caregivers. Local law enforcement authorities in the four states GAO visited indicated that investigating and prosecuting the growing number of cases involving interstate and international mass marketing fraud-...
Medicaid: Additional Enrollment and Expenditure Data for the Transitional Medical Assistance Program
GAO-13-454R: Published: Mar 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2013.
Please see the report (GAO-13-454R) for the tables on Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) enrollment and expenditures which includes states that provided additional data subsequent to our December 2012 report.Why GAO Did This StudyTransitional Medical Assistance (TMA) is a Medicaid program that offers up to 1 year of additional Medicaid health insurance benefits for certain low-income families w...
Defense Health Care: Disability Programs Need Improvement and Face Challenges
GAO-02-73: Published: Oct 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2001.
The military's health program--TRICARE--provides medical care to about 8.3 million active duty service members and retired beneficiaries and their dependents and survivors. The Department of Defense (DOD) also provides benefits for persons severely disabled by physical or mental problems through its Individual Case Management Program for Persons with Extraordinary Conditions (ICMP-PEC) and for les...
Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems
AIMD-97-72: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1992 report on child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) the status of state development efforts, including costs incurred; (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented GAO's 1992 recommendations; and (3) whether the Department was providing effective federal oversight of state systems development activities.GA...
Board and Care Homes: Elderly at Risk From Mishandled Medications
HRD-92-45: Published: Feb 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the misuse and mismanagement of residents' medications in board and care homes for the elderly, focusing on whether: (1) staff who work in licensed board and care homes are knowledgeable about the proper handling of medications; (2) staff follow proper procedures for storing, supervising, and administering medications; and (3) residents receive the...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
The Voluntary Pay and Price Standards Have Had No Discernible Effect on Inflation
PAD-81-02: Published: Dec 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1980.
The pay and price standards administered by the Council on Wage and Price Stability set guidelines for changes in individual prices and wages. The purpose of the standards was to reduce inflation while avoiding a temporary surge in unemployment. Whenever measures have been taken to restrain inflation, they have normally been accompanied by increased unemployment, while steps taken to stimulate emp...