Medicaid (111 - 120 of 253 items)
Child Welfare: Complex Needs Strain Capacity to Provide Services
HEHS-95-208: Published: Sep 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the foster care system and related child welfare services, focusing on: (1) recent trends in the characteristics of the foster care population; (2) whether resources for foster care and child welfare services have kept pace with changing needs; and (3) how states are responding to current foster care and other service needs.GAO found that: (1) the sharp increase in the number of child...
SSA's Rehabilitation Programs
HEHS-95-253R: Published: Sep 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Research Demonstration Program (RDP) and Project Network (PN). GAO noted that: (1) SSA intended for RDP to cover a broad array of populations, use a wide range of methodologies, and test a variety of interventions in order to educate the agency about rehabilitation and employment techniques,...
Supplemental Security Income: Disability Program Vulnerable to Applicant Fraud When Middlemen Are Used
HEHS-95-116: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fraudulent claims for disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the extent of fraudulent applications submitted by non-English speaking immigrants using middlemen; (2) factors that contribute to SSI vulnerability to such fraudulent applications; and (3) government initiatives to combat such fraudulen...
Federal Funds for Planned Parenthood
HEHS-95-216R: Published: Aug 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the amount of federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), its affiliates, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), focusing on the federal agencies that receive and disburse the funds and the authorizing and appropriating committees with jurisdiction over these funds. GAO noted that: (1) PPFA and it...
[Comments on Decision on DC Government's Transcendence of Its Appropriations for AFDC and Medicaid Obligations and Expenditures]
B-262069: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
The District of Columbia requested a decision on whether it could exceed its appropriation in order to make obligations and expenditures for its Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid program and for its child abuse/foster care program without violating the Antideficiency Act. GAO held that the District: (1) could not obligate or expend funds in excess of its current appropria...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
Supplemental Security Income: Growth and Changes in Recipient Population Call for Reexamining Program
HEHS-95-137: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on the factors contributing to caseload growth and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients.GAO found that: (1) congressional actions and court decisions have broadened the population eligible for SSI program; (2) Congress has mandated outreach and publicity efforts to help overcome barriers to getting SSI...
Welfare Benefits: Potential to Recover Hundreds of Millions More in Overpayments
HEHS-95-111: Published: Jun 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' efforts to recover benefit overpayments in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Food Stamp, and Medicaid programs, focusing on: (1) overpayments collected from current and former welfare clients in 1992; (2) factors that help or hinder effective state recovery practices; and (3) how the federal government can help states reco...
HEHS-95-162R: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided further information on the incomes and relative poverty status of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in comparison with nonAFDC working poor families. GAO noted that: (1) there are nearly 80 means-tested programs targeting assistance to various groups of low-income families; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the public as...
Child Welfare: Opportunities to Further Enhance Family Preservation and Support Activities
HEHS-95-112: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to implement the family preservation and support (FPS) provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.GAO found that: (1) although reliance on foster care decreased in the early 1980s, the incidence of poverty, substance abuse, and child abuse and neglect began to rise by the mid-1980s; (2) states focused on s...