State-administered programs (61 - 70 of 240 items)
Reported Medicaid Year 2000 Readiness
AIMD-00-22R: Published: Oct 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) what the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is doing to ensure that the year 2000 computing challenge does not adversely affect the delivery of Medicaid benefits; and (2) the readiness of states to successfully transition to year 2000 for Medicaid.GAO noted that: (1) HCFA has taken several actions that have significantly reduced the...
Medicaid Managed Care: Four States' Experiences With Mental Health Carveout Programs
HEHS-99-118: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how states design and monitor Medicaid mental health programs, and how, at the federal level, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) exercises its oversight of the Medicaid program, focusing on: (1) the extent of beneficiary choice in capitated mental health carveouts, the range of covered mental health services, and access...
Food Stamp Program: Relatively Few Improper Benefits Provided to Individuals in Long-Term Care Facilities
RCED-99-151: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which individuals residing in long-term care facilities are improperly included as members of food stamp households, focusing on: (1) how many individuals were included as members of food stamp households while they were residing in long-term care facilities and the estimated value of the overpayments to those households; and (2) whet...
Medicaid: Questionable Practices Boost Federal Payments for School-Based Services
T-HEHS-99-148: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rise in claims for administrative costs associated with school-based health services, focusing on: (1) trends in Medicaid's spending for administrative costs; (2) the distribution of Medicaid payments for administrative claims to schools and other entities; and (3) the adequacy of federal oversight in approving school districts' claims for rei...
Children's Health Insurance Program: State Implementation Approaches Are Evolving
HEHS-99-65: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), focusing on states': (1) initial SCHIP design choices, including the use of the statutory flexibility to design their programs; (2) pursuit of statutory options, particularly extending coverage to adults in families with children; (3) development of innovati...
Adults With Severe Disabilities: Federal and State Approaches for Personal Care and Other Services
HEHS-99-101: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: May 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on community-based, long-term care for severely disabled adults, focusing on: (1) the number and characteristics of adults with severe disabilities; (2) the federal assistance available to such individuals; (3) Medicaid coverage of personal care and related services; and (4) how a sample of selected states have implemented Medicaid poli...
Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Further Outreach and Administrative Simplification Could Increase Enrollment
HEHS-99-61: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the level of enrollment in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program and the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of: (a) Medicare beneficiaries who enroll as a QMB or SLMB; and (b) Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for QMB or SLMB but do...
Medicare Home Health Agencies: Role of Surety Bonds in Increasing Scrutiny and Reducing Overpayments
HEHS-99-23: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the surety bond requirements for home health agencies (HHA) participating in Medicare, focusing on: (1) analyzing the key features of surety bonds that affect their costs and effect; (2) examining the Florida Medicaid program's experience with a surety bond requirements for HHAs and its relevance to the Medicare surety bond requirement; (3) review...
Social Security: Government and Commercial Use of the Social Security Number Is Widespread
HEHS-99-28: Published: Feb 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the social security number (SSN) is used, focusing on: (1) federal laws and regulations requiring or restricting SSN use; (2) how extensively the private and public sectors use SSNs for purposes not required by federal law; and (3) what businesses and governments believe the impact would be if federal laws limiting the use of SSNs were passed.G...
Teen Pregnancy: State and Federal Efforts to Implement Prevention Programs and Measure Their Effectiveness
HEHS-99-4: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) state strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and how states fund these efforts; (2) how welfare reform affected states' strategies; (3) the extent to which programs that are part of states' prevention strategies are evaluated; and (4) what teen pregnancy prevention activities the federal government supports.GAO noted that: (1) the...