state relations (21 - 30 of 66 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems to Support Federal Welfare Programs
AIMD-99-28: Published: Nov 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 status of the state and local automated systems used in federal welfare programs, focusing on: (1) the reported status of systems used in Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, food stamps, child support enforcement, child care, and child welfare programs,...
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...
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...
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...
Foster Care: Health Needs of Many Young Children Are Unknown and Unmet
HEHS-95-114: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the health-related services needed and received by young children in foster care, focusing on: (1) the relationship between the receipt of health-related services and foster care placements with relatives versus placements with nonrelatives; and (2) how responsible agencies are ensuring that foster children are receiving needed healt...
Medicaid: Restructuring Approaches Leave Many Questions
HEHS-95-103: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals for restructuring the Medicaid Program, focusing on the: (1) different restructuring approaches and their implications for federal-state financing and program administration; and (2) need to establish a reserve fund to offset state tax losses and increased enrollments.GAO found that: (1) using block grants to fund s...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Drive States Toward Program Reinvention
HEHS-95-122: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state Medicaid spending trends, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through waivers of certain federal requirements; and (2) the potential impact of these waivers on federal spending and on Medicaid's overall program structure.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid accounts for about 6 percent of all fed...
Foster Care: Parental Drug Abuse Has Alarming Impact on Young Children
HEHS-94-89: Published: Apr 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foster care, focusing on the sizes and characteristics of the populations of young foster children in 1986 and 1991.GAO found that: (1) the 1991 population of young foster children was much larger than the 1986 population and its rate of increase was twice the rate for the general foster care population and over 5 times the rate for the population...
Long-Term Care Reform: Program Eligibility, States' Service Capacity, and Federal Role in Reform Need More Consideration
T-HEHS-94-144: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed long-term health care reform, focusing on: (1) eligibility determinations; (2) service capacity; and (3) the federal role in implementing long-term care reform. GAO noted that: (1) long-term health care reform is needed because of changing demography, rising costs, and dissatisfaction with current services; (2) the principles of long-term care ref...
Long-Term Care: The Need for Geriatric Assessment in Publicly Funded Home and Community-Based Programs
T-PEMD-94-20: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed geriatric assessments for federally-funded home and community-based long-term care, focusing on: (1) its definition; (2) the extent of its use in public programs; (3) the qualification requirements for geriatric assessment administrators; and (4) the benefits of standardizing the evaluation process. GAO noted that: (1) geriatric assessment is the...