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About 1.7 million people—mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa—were newly infected with HIV in 2019. The region has experienced significant population growth, including among youth, who are more vulnerable to acquiring HIV infections.
What GAO Found Payment methodologies for physician-administered drugs varied across Medicare fee-for-service, Medicaid fee-for-service, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, the VA Choice program, and two large private payers GAO reviewed.
What GAO Found In a draft report, GAO determined that the General Service Administration's (GSA) 18F and Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) U.S. Digital Service (USDS) have provided a variety of services to agencies supporting their information technology (IT) efforts.
What GAO Found GAO's analysis found no evidence that use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has affected federal excise tax (FET) revenue from traditional cigarettes, which has been declining over time (see figure).
What GAO Found Reported spending across all 50 states and the District of Columbia totaled more than $1.8 billion for Medicaid 90/10 funds—funds for eligibility information technology (IT) system changes—through September 30, 2014.
What GAO Found The Medicare competitive bidding program (CBP) for durable medical equipment (DME) is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).