Medicaid (61 - 70 of 90 items)
LTC Insurance Partnerships
HRD-92-44R: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a foundation's projects for linking long-term care insurance with the Medicaid program. GAO noted that: (1) four states currently participate in the Program to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly; (2) the Health Care Financing Administration approved Connecticut's proposal to amend its Medicaid plan to allow recipients w...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Welfare Programs: Ineffective Federal Oversight Permits Costly Automated System Problems
IMTEC-92-29: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of the Departments of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and Agriculture's (USDA) oversight of states' efforts to automate eligibility determinations for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) Congress authorized HHS and USDA to pay most of states' costs to acquire a...
Administration on Aging: More Federal Action Needed to Promote Service Coordination for the Elderly
HRD-91-45: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Administration on Aging's (AOA) efforts to promote service coordination for the elderly.GAO found that: (1) consistent with the growth in the elderly population between 1980 and 1990, state and federal programs serving the elderly grew rapidly, but AOA did not keep pace with the growing coordination needs; (2) poor service inte...
Welfare Benefits: States Need Social Security's Death Data to Avoid Payment Error or Fraud
HRD-91-73: Published: Apr 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1991.
GAO reviewed the feasibility of computer matching Social Security Administration (SSA) death data with benefit payment files for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia benefit programs to determine whether states paid welfare benefits to deceased recipients.GAO found that: (1) between January 1986 and December 1987, the 3 states continued benefit payments at least 2 months after SSA file...
Computer Matching Act: Many States Did Not Comply With 30-Day Notice or Data-Verification Provisions
HRD-91-39: Published: Feb 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated states' implementation of provisions of the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, focusing on CMPPA notice and data verification provisions for three state-administered welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) as of June 1990, more than half of the states had implemented the CMPPA 30-day notice for denial or termination of bene...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Puerto Rico: Background Information on Applicable Federal Legislation, Its Governmental Structure, and Its Finances
T-HRD-90-7: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed Puerto Rico's relationship with the federal government, focusing on social programs and tax laws, and Puerto Rico's government structure compared to the 50 states, as a background for political status deliberations. GAO noted that: (1) federal spending totals about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross national product; (2) islanders and U.S. corporations conducting business in Puerto Ri...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Child Support: State Progress in Developing Automated Enforcement Systems
HRD-89-10FS: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the automation status of states' child support enforcement programs and their views on and reasons for progress or lack of progress.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1988, all of the 54 state systems reviewed used some automation for their programs; (2) 2 of the state systems were fully operational, 14 were mostly operational, 15 were in the develop...