Health care services (31 - 40 of 74 items)
Health Care: Federal and State Antitrust Actions Concerning the Health Care Industry
HEHS-94-220: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) antitrust enforcement actions against hospitals; and (2) state legislation that creates regulatory programs for the approval of mergers and joint ventures among health care providers.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1993, DOJ and FTC challenged...
Public Health Services: Agencies Use Different Approaches to Protect Public Against Disease and Injury
HEHS-94-85BR: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Public Health Service's (PHS) disease prevention, health promotion, and biomedical research programs, focusing on whether: (1) program activity duplication exists among PHS agencies; and (2) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) programs involving chronic diseases, intentional injury, and health services funding are appropriate.GAO found that: (1)...
Refugee Resettlement: Unused Federal Funds in 1991 and 1992
HRD-94-44: Published: Dec 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal assistance for resettling refugees admitted to the United States, focusing on: (1) unused fiscal year (FY) 1991 and FY 1992 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds for refugee cash and medical assistance; (2) the reason why HHS assistance funds were not spent; (3) whether refugees could have received cash and medical assistance...
CDC's Mission and Duplication in PHS
HRD-93-32R: Published: Aug 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) programs and activities, focusing on: (1) the appropriateness of CDC programs given its mission; and (2) possible program duplication between CDC and other Public Health Service (PHS) agencies. GAO found that: (1) CDC has broad legislative authority to protect public health by preventing and co...
Medicaid: States Turn to Managed Care to Improve Access and Control Costs
T-HRD-93-10: Published: Mar 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1993.
GAO discussed the role of managed care in state Medicaid programs. GAO noted that: (1) although prepaid health care plans are still the most common, states are finding it easier to recruit providers to primary care case management programs; (2) states choosing managed care programs face issues that include planning implementation, moving to mandatory enrollment, and establishing beneficiary educat...
Medicaid Formula Alternative
HRD-93-17R: Published: Mar 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' Medicaid funding levels under different formulas. GAO noted that: (1) the current Medicaid funding formula is meant to reduce medical care coverage differences among states and fairly distribute the burden of financing program benefits; (2) benefits and financing burdens varied among states, partly due to the current formula...
Health Care Reform
OCG-93-8TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues relating to health care reform.GAO noted that: (1) the new administration faces the challenge of finding a better way to manage and finance the U.S. health care system while preserving high-quality innovative medical care; (2) the United States has the highest health care system costs in the industrialized wor...
State Health Care Reform: Federal Requirements Influence State Reforms
T-HRD-92-55: Published: Sep 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on states' responses to the growing crisis in health care access, focusing on: (1) states' initiatives to expand accessibility and affordability of the health care system; and (2) needed changes in federal law to facilitate innovative health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) most states have focused on expanding access to health care services, such as mandating universal co...
Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis
HRD-92-70: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state initiatives concerning health care access and affordability, and federal barriers which limit states' progress toward achieving universal health care.GAO found that: (1) states have moved decisively to devise plans to expand access to health insurance and control increases in health costs, but have been hindered by the restrict...
Medicaid: Factors to Consider in Expanding Managed Care Programs
T-HRD-92-26: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the role of managed care in state Medicaid programs. GAO noted that: (1) managed care refers to a health care delivery system that provides its patients with a single point of entry and then refers the patients to a specialist or to a hospital, if necessary; (2) Medicare is being severely strained by the continued rise in the size of its population and cost; (3) between 1991 and 1992...