Health care programs (81 - 90 of 90 items)
Medicaid: Early Problems in Implementing the Philadelphia HealthPASS Program
HRD-88-37: Published: Dec 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Pennsylvania's progress and problems in implementing the Philadelphia Accessible Services System (HealthPASS), a contractor-operated program that manages and coordinates delivery of prepaid health care services to Medicaid recipients.GAO found that the contractor: (1) obtained a 2-year waiver of Medicaid regulations to administer HealthPASS as a...
State Rather Than Federal Policies Provided the Framework for Managing Block Grants
HRD-85-36: Published: Mar 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1985.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which substantially changed various federal domestic assistance programs by consolidating numerous categorical programs into nine block grants and shifting the primary management responsibility to the states.GAO found that these block grants provided states with greater discretion to plan and manage federal funds according to...
Procedures for Implementing Medicaid Utilization Control Provisions
B-164031(3).118: Published: Jun 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Improvements Needed in Monitoring State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
HRD-82-29: Published: Jan 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1982.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for approving and monitoring state-operated occupational safety and health programs. GAO was asked to evaluate the OSHA efforts to monitor state plan activities and the OSHA application of financial and accounting controls over the states' expenditure of federal grant funds.Preliminary GAO work on the OSHA application of finan...
Health Systems Plans: A Poor Framework for Promoting Health Care Improvements
HRD-81-93: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
The National Health Planning and Resources Development Act established health systems agencies (HSA) with responsibility for planning health services within a particular geographic area. The Act also established State health planning and development agencies and statewide health coordinating councils to deal with health care needs from the perspective of the entire State. The adequacy of health sy...
Administration Spending Reduction Proposals and Repeal of Title V of the Social Security Act
114788: Apr 1, 1981
GAO offered observations on the Administration's proposals to consolidate several categorical health programs into block grants to States, and presented the views of GAO on the Administration's proposal to limit Federal contributions to State operated Medicaid programs and to modify Federal requirements to provide States with more flexible managing programs. GAO is developing an inventory of insta...
Efforts To Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Pregnancy Outcome
112674: Jun 30, 1980
GAO discussed the issues of infant mortality and improving pregnancy outcomes, focusing on federal efforts to reduce high-risk pregnancies. GAO noted that: (1) since 1950, the U.S. infant mortality rate has declined from 29.2 to 14.1 per 1,000 live births; (2) to reduce infant mortality, the federal government provides funds for hospital construction, health care training, research, and programs t...
Attainable Benefits of the Medicaid Management Information System Are Not Being Realized
HRD-78-151: Published: Sep 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1978.
Medicaid management information systems are integrated computer processing operations used by the States to process and pay bills for health care services provided to Medicaid recipients, store and retrieve service and payment data for use in monitoring and analyzing program activity, and generate management reports. A review of the Medicaid management information systems in three States--Ohio, Mi...
Review of Systems Used by Georgia and Tennessee in 1975 and 1976 to Assure that the Care Received by Medicaid Patients in Intermediate Care Facilities Was Proper
HRD-77-129: Published: Aug 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1977.
A review of the systems used by Georgia and Tennessee in 1975 and 1976 to assure that the care received by Medicaid patients in intermediate care facilities was appropriate indicated that the state systems were not functioning properly.Medicaid payments were being made for intermediate care facilities patients even though required written evaluations and plans of care were missing or incomplete. W...
Required Contributions by Relatives of Medicaid Nursing Home Patients
HRD-77-90: Published: May 26, 1977. Publicly Released: May 26, 1977.
A sample of nursing homes in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and Utah was reviewed to determine whether nursing homes were requiring contributions from the families of Medicaid patients as a condition of the patients' admittance or continued residence.There were no clear cases of forced contributions, although some families had felt "pressured" into contributing. At present, Federal laws or regulations do...