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Nursing Homes: HCFA Initiatives to Improve Care Are Under Way but Will Require Continued Commitment

T-HEHS-99-155 Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) progress in implementing its recent initiatives to strengthen efforts to ensure the quality of care provided by the nation's nursing homes.

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