Health care services (51 - 60 of 74 items)
Medicaid: Use of Certified Nurse-Midwives
HRD-88-25: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed states' coverage of certified nurse-midwife services under the Medicaid program; and (2) determined what federal sanctions were available against states that did not comply with federal regulations for such coverage.GAO found that: (1) all states have laws or regulations allowing nurse-midwives to practice; (2) 44 states cover such services un...
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...
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
130389: Jul 15, 1986
Testimony was given on the reporting of information relating to payment of medical malpractice claims and certain other adverse actions taken against health practitioners. GAO favors the reporting of such information on physicians and other appropriate health professionals to a repository that can be referenced by hospitals and other health entities, since there is not sufficient exchange of infor...
Federal, State, and Private Activities Pertaining to U.S. Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools
HRD-85-112: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed activities which have taken place since the issuance of a 1980 report on the problems created by U.S. citizens attending foreign medical schools and returning to the United States to practice medicine.GAO found that many of the problems reported in 1980 still exist, and none of the 1980 recommendations have been implemented. Some matters which n...
S. 837, S. 1323, and H.R. 1868
127379: Jul 12, 1985
GAO testified on its views on S. 837, S. 1323, and H.R. 1868, bills that would afford beneficiaries protection under Social Security Act health care programs from unfit health care practitioners. Each bill proposes consolidation of current legislative authorities and provides new authorities to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to exclude unfit and unethical health care practitione...
The Need for Expanded Federal Exclusion Authority
125177: Sep 18, 1984
Testimony was given on the need for expanded federal exclusion authority for medical practitioners to help ensure that Medicare and Medicaid recipients receive quality care. While reviewing Medicare and Medicaid operations, GAO found that it is possible for medical practitioners, who hold licenses in more than one state, to have one of these licenses suspended or revoked by a state licensing board...
New York Requires Employed Medicaid Recipients To Enroll in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
HRD-84-86: Published: Aug 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1984.
As a part of its review of the use of recipient health insurance coverage to avoid Medicaid costs, GAO reported on the New York State practice of requiring working recipients to enroll in available employer-sponsored health insurance plans.GAO found that, if the insurance programs require employee contributions, the state is using Medicaid funds to make contributions to private health insurance pr...
The Health Care Financing Administration's Monitoring of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
124427: Jun 15, 1984
Testimony was given concerning the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) monitoring of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). AHCCCS is a 3-year demonstration project to provide Medicaid services in Arizona which contains a number of innovations including: (1) contracting with health care providers to deliver services for a fixed, monthly fee determined through competiti...
Expanded Federal Authority Needed To Protect Medicare and Medicaid Patients From Health Practitioners Who Lose Their Licenses
HRD-84-53: Published: May 1, 1984. Publicly Released: May 1, 1984.
GAO obtained information on health care practitioners in three states who had their licenses revoked or suspended to determine whether they were relocating and continuing to treat patients under Medicaid and Medicare programs in other states.GAO found that, when a state licensing board revokes or suspends a practitioner's license, Medicare and Medicaid are informed that he can no longer legally pr...
The Need for Expanded Federal Exclusion Authority
124022: May 1, 1984
Testimony was given on the need to expand the Federal Government's authority to exclude unfit health care practitioners from the Medicare and Medicaid programs to help ensure that program recipients receive quality care. GAO found that it is possible for medical practitioners who hold licenses in more than one State to have one of these licenses suspended or revoked by a State licensing board but...