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What GAO Found Integrated program teams (IPT) are cross-functional or multidisciplinary groups of individuals that are organized and collectively responsible for delivering a product to an external or internal customer.
What GAO Found GAO found that there is substantial federal funding for health care workforce training programs but that obtaining comprehensive information about the scope of such programs is challenging.
Medicare pays for assistant-atsurgery services under both the hospital inpatient prospective payment system and the physician fee schedule. Payments under the physician fee schedule are limited to a few health professions.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications to improve human resource (HR) functions within federal agencies, focusing on: (1) how five federal agencies were using COTS systems/applications to improve their HR functions;...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified some of the challenges agencies face in producing credible performance information and how those challenges may affect performance reporting, focusing on: (1) whether the weaknesses identified in agencies' performance plans imply challenges for the...
GAO compared the Medicare program with five other federal health programs: the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP); the Medicaid and Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) health programs; the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE health program; and the Indian Health Service (IHS).
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on pay and benefits of physicians employed by the federal government and in the private sector, to be used in considering reauthorization of the Federal Physicians Comparability Allowance Act (5 U.S.C. 5948).
In October 1980, unsponsored entrants from Cuba were consolidated at Fort Chaffee from four camps. When the consolidation arrangements at Fort Chaffee were first announced, mentally ill persons and certain other individuals were not included in the relocation plans.