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Often suffering from multiple physical and mental impairments, the 1.5 million elderly and disabled Americans living in nursing homes are a highly vulnerable population. These individuals typically require extensive help with daily living, such as such as dressing, feeding, and bathing.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of private contractors in the public housing industry, focusing on: (1) the basis for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 1998 assertion that privatizing public housing management could save $200 million annually; (2) the basis for housing...
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.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) proposal to expand the definition of "poor performing" nursing homes to include homes with repeated actual harm violations (G-level deficiencies).