State-administered programs (41 - 50 of 119 items)
Medicaid: Stronger Efforts Needed to Ensure Children's Access to Health Screening Services
GAO-01-749: Published: Jul 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 2001.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program calls for states to provide children and adolescents under age 21 with access to comprehensive, periodic evaluations of health, development, and nutritional status, as well as vision, hearing, and dental services. There is concern that state Medicaid programs are not doing an adequate job of screening children for medical...
Health Insurance: Proposals for Expanding Private and Public Coverage
GAO-01-481T: Published: Mar 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2001.
Various approaches have been proposed to increase private and public health care coverage of uninsured persons. The success of these proposals will depend on several key factors. The impact of tax subsidies on promoting private health insurance will depend on whether the subsidies reduce premiums enough to induce uninsured low-income individuals to buy health insurance and on whether these subsidi...
Medicaid Managed Care: States' Safeguards for Children With Special Needs Vary Significantly
HEHS-00-169: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid managed care services for children with special needs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which states are enrolling children with special needs, as defined by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA), in capitated managed care plans; and (2) scope and effectiveness of the safeguards states are implementing to ensure that children with special needs...
Oral Health: Factors Contributing to Low Use of Dental Services by Low-Income Populations
HEHS-00-149: Published: Sep 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP) efforts to make dental care more available to low-income people, focusing on: (1) factors that explain low dental service use by Medicaid and SCHIP beneficiaries; and (2) the role of other federal safety-net programs in improving access to dental care.GAO noted that: (1) while sev...
Medicare and Medicaid: Implementing State Demonstrations for Dual Eligibles Has Proven Challenging
HEHS-00-94: Published: Aug 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' initiatives to enroll dual eligibles (beneficiaries who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits) into one managed care plan, focusing on: (1) the status and key features of state initiatives focusing on: (1) the status and key features of state initiatives to integrate care for dual-eligible beneficiaries; and (2) factors that have...
HCFA: Medicaid Program--State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals, Federal Fiscal Year 2000
OGC-00-49: Published: Jul 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) new rule on state allotments for payment of Medicare Part B premiums for qualifying individuals. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would announce that the federal fiscal year 2000 allotments that are available for state agencies to pay Medicare Part B premiums for two eligibility groups; and (2) HCFA com...
Medicaid: HCFA and States Could Work Together to Better Ensure the Integrity of Providers
T-HEHS-00-159: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) efforts to better ensure the integrity of providers who bill the Medicaid program, focusing on: (1) why it is important to take steps to ensure that only honest providers bill federal health care programs; (2) what Medicare is doing to strengthen its provider enrollment process; (3) what states are...
Children With Disabilities: Medicaid Can Offer Important Benefits and Services
T-HEHS-00-152: Published: Jul 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the feasibility of allowing some families with children with disabilities to purchase Medicaid coverage, focusing on: (1) what role Medicaid plays in providing health care coverage for children with disabilities; (2) the extent to which private insurance offers coverage of needed services for children with disabilities; and (3) the benefits and se...
Medicaid and SCHIP: Comparisons of Outreach, Enrollment Practices, and Benefits
HEHS-00-86: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid program and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), focusing on the differences between both programs with regard to outreach, application and eligibility determination, screening and enrollment, and benefits.GAO noted that: (1) across GAO's sample of 10 states, Medicaid and SCHIP programs are similar in terms of their outre...
Oral Health: Dental Disease Is a Chronic Problem Among Low-Income Populations
HEHS-00-72: Published: Apr 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) dental health status of Medicaid beneficiaries and other vulnerable populations; and (2) extent to which these groups have dental coverage and use dental services.GAO noted that: (1) dental disease is a chronic problem among many low-income and vulnerable populations; (2) GAO's analysis of the most recent national health sur...