Health resources utilization (61 - 70 of 100 items)
Defense Health Care: Challenges Facing DOD in Implementing Nationwide Managed Care
T-HEHS-94-145: Published: Apr 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to: (1) implement TRICARE, its managed health care program; and (2) secure regional health care contracts to support TRICARE. GAO noted that: (1) TRICARE is a regional approach to DOD health care management under which beneficiaries can choose a number of health care options; (2) DOD will allocate resources for TRICARE using incentives for ef...
Long-Term Care Forum
HRD-93-1-SP: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
GAO published a discussion paper on key issues in long-term care reform that were discussed at a GAO- and Kaiser Family Foundation-sponsored forum held July 13 and 14, 1993...
Defense: Health Care
IMTEC-93-29R: Published: Jun 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1993.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative in military health services. GAO noted that: (1) CIM provides an opportunity for the military to systematically reengineer the way it delivers health care services; (2) DOD has not developed a systemwide strategic plan with measureable goals and objectives to guide the restructuri...
Screening Mammography: Higher Medicare Payments Could Increase Costs Without Increasing Use
HRD-93-50: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: May 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicare Program's payment levels and billing procedures for screening mammography, focusing on whether: (1) Medicare payments should be increased so physicians would increase mammography availability by offering it in their offices; and (2) physicians who contract with leasing firms for screening mammography services have problems with Medicar...
DOD Health Care: Further Testing and Evaluation of Case-Managed Home Health Care Is Needed
HRD-93-59: Published: May 21, 1993. Publicly Released: May 21, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) 1986 and 1988 Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) home care demonstration projects, focusing on: (1) whether the projects yielded sufficient information to adequately identify beneficiaries, prevent program abuse, and determine when and how to provide case managem...
Defense Health Care: Additional Improvements Needed in CHAMPUS's Mental Health Program
HRD-93-34: Published: May 6, 1993. Publicly Released: May 6, 1993.
GAO provided updated information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services' (CHAMPUS) management and quality of mental health care services.GAO found that: (1) recent DOD management initiatives, payment controls, and demonstration projects that employ utilization management techniques have reduced mental health care co...
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Reforms on VA Construction
T-HRD-93-7: Published: Mar 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health facilities construction program, focusing on: (1) the impact of proposed health care reforms, including revised VA benefits eligibility, on the need for and size of VA construction projects; and (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives in determining the need for construction projects. GAO noted that: (1) universal health care...
Defense Health Care: Obstacles in Implementing Coordinated Care
T-HRD-92-24: Published: Apr 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans for adopting its Coordinated Care Program throughout the military health care services system, focusing on: (1) challenges DOD faces in implementing Coordinated Care; (2) options available to DOD to help it deal with implementation problems; and (3) the use of contracting in Coordinated Care. GAO noted that: (1) DOD faces significant challenges...
Health Care Spending: Nonpolicy Factors Account for Most State Differences
HRD-92-36: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) per capita spending for health services in each state; (2) reasons for the differences in spending levels between states; and (3) extent to which state cost-containment policies have contributed to decreased health spending.GAO found that: (1) in over half of the states, health spending is within 10 percent of the U.S. average personal hea...
Defense Health Care: Implementing Coordinated Care--A Status Report
HRD-92-10: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts in implementing Coordinated Care, its managed health care concept, throughout the military health services system.GAO found that: (1) since June 1990, DOD has made significant advances in moving to a managed health care system, especially in light of the magnitude and complexity of this undert...