Medicaid (81 - 90 of 253 items)
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-11(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Calendar Years 1995 and 1996
HEHS-98-101R: Published: Mar 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of GAO products from calendar years 1995 and 1996 on programs and issues affecting older Americans and their families.GAO noted that: (1) its work on these programs reflects the broad range and importance of federal programs for older Americans; (2) some federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are directed primarily at...
Medicaid: Early Implications of Welfare Reform for Beneficiaries and States
HEHS-98-62: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid-related actions states have taken in the first year of welfare reform, focusing on: (1) the Medicaid related options the welfare reform law gave states and the approaches states have taken; (2) the implications of these states choices for Medicaid eligibles and for the states' administrative processes; and (3) steps states have taken o...
Food Assistance: A Variety of Practices May Lower the Costs of WIC
RCED-97-225: Published: Sep 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed cost containment initiatives states are using to control the cost of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the practices that the states use to: (1) contain costs by controlling the foods approved for use in the WIC program and by more closely selecting and regulating participating vendors; a...
Health Care Access: Opportunities to Target Programs and Improve Accountability
T-HEHS-97-204: Published: Sep 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the Rural Health Clinic Program in the broader context of GAO's past reviews of federal efforts to improve access to primary health care, focusing on: (1) the common problems GAO found and some recent initiatives to address them; and (2) how the type of management changes called for under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 can help the Rural Health Clinic and related...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-11(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Inspector General: Information on Resources and Planning at the Department of Health and Human Services
AIMD-97-125R: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the decline in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General's (IG) investigative resources and on other federal and state actions designed to improve health care fraud investigative and enforcement activities.GAO noted that: (1) during February 1993, the IG began implementing a strategic plan developed by its O...
Social Security Disability: Improving Return-to-Work Outcomes Important, but Trade-offs and Challenges Exist
T-HEHS-97-186: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
GAO discussed the challenges and trade-offs facing the Social Security Administration (SSA) in redesigning its disability programs and various alternatives SSA could use in developing strategies to help more people with disabilities to work.GAO noted that: (1) in a series of reports, GAO has discussed how the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs' design and ope...
Medicaid: Projected Cost of Expanding Coverage for Children
HEHS-97-170R: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of additional children who would be covered under an expanded Medicaid program and Medicaid spending per child on a state-by-state basis.GAO noted that: (1) there are 32.3 million children under age 18 living in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level and currently not enrolled in Medicaid; (2)...
Supplemental Security Income: Timely Data Could Prevent Millions in Overpayments to Nursing Home Residents
HEHS-97-62: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in nursing homes and other medical treatment institutions, focusing on: (1) the extent of such overpayments; (2) the success or failure of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions in preventing and detecting these overpayments; and (3) the methods by which SSA can better preven...