HCFA's Approach to Evaluating Medicare Technology

AIMD-95-234R: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approach to analyzing the benefits of commercial technology in the Medicare program. GAO noted that HCFA: (1) is limiting its analysis of the benefits of commercial technology to determining whether Medicare contractors complied with existing payment controls and is using a flawed sampling methodology to select claims for review; (2) is attempting to verify the savings achievable through commercial systems without understanding how the systems operate; (3) believes that it cannot examine commercial systems without actually procuring a system; and (4) is failing to identify real monetary benefits of commercial detection systems in its analysis.

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here