Health care services (71 - 80 of 98 items)
Activities of the Charleston Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency, Charleston, South Carolina
B-164031(2): Published: Jul 29, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Improving Medicare and Medicaid Systems To Control Payments for Unnecessary Physicians' Services
HRD-83-16: Published: Feb 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Medicare and Medicaid programs to assess the mechanisms that paying agents under these programs are using to identify and prevent reimbursement to physicians and suppliers for medically unnecessary services and to recoup payments made for such services. The objectives of the review were to: (1) assess and compare the costs and benefits of the prepayment and postpayment utilization...
The Sound Health Association: A Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization
HRD-77-119: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
The Sound Health Association, Inc., of Tacoma, Washington, is a consumer-owned, prepaid health plan and was the first health maintenance organization qualified by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) under the Health Maintenance Organization Act. The provision of health care services on the basis of prepaid rates provides incentives for the organization to emphasize preventive me...
Medicare Payments for Services of Supervisory and Teaching Physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital
B-164031(4): Published: Nov 13, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Preliminary Findings on Patient Characteristics and State Medicaid Expenditures for Nursing Home Care
IPE-82-4: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented preliminary findings on State nursing home expenditures and the characteristics of patients in nursing homes. Congress is reviewing proposed changes in the inspection and certification procedures for nursing homes.Current inspection and certification procedures are designed to insure that nursing homes with Medicaid and Medicare residents meet...
Availability of Nurse-Midwife Services Under Federal Health Care Programs
HRD-82-79: Published: Jun 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the services of nurse-midwives under various Federal health care programs.GAO provided detailed information obtained in discussions with agency officials on the availability and use of nurse-midwives in these programs. Officials in each agency which GAO contacted generally supported the use of nurse-midwives. However, there i...
Information on Health Development Corporation
HRD-81-114: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: May 24, 1982.
GAO was asked for information relating to the Health Development Corporation (HDC). The objectives of the review were to determine whether community and migrant health centers were complying with certain legislative requirements and to assess the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) management and administrative practices relating to community and migrant health center programs.Because o...
Need To Recover Medicare Part B Duplicate Payments in Illinois
HRD-82-67: Published: Apr 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1982.
As part of a GAO review of Medicare contracting to identify specific cases of duplicate payments and to help facilitate the recovery of these overpayments, GAO developed a computer program which identified a substantial number of actual and potential duplicate payments made by an Illinois carrier.Of the line items which GAO reviewed, 57 percent represented duplicate payments with allowed amounts t...
Views on H.R. 3971
B-204289: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed legislation which would direct the Comptroller General to assign one employee of GAO to each Veterans Administration (VA) facility providing hospital care. The employee would function as an ombudsman, investigating and reporting on patients' complaints of inadequate health care or treatment. GAO was also asked for the estimated costs of the proposal. Many organ...
Federal Drug Development Programs
HRD-81-125: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1981.
GAO compiled information on the federal government's involvement in drug development programs to assist Congress in its consideration of the federal role in developing orphan drugs. GAO reported on federal controls over development and marketing of drugs and described federal drug development, highlighting the basis of government involvement, the scope of their activities, the status of drug devel...