Health care services (71 - 74 of 74 items)
States Should Intensify Efforts To Promptly Identify and Recover Medicaid Overpayments and Return the Federal Share
HRD-80-77: Published: Jun 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed five State systems for recovering Medicaid overpayments to providers and for returning the Federal share of these overpayments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO found that at least $222.6 million in substantiated or potential overpayments had been identified but not collected, even though much of this amount has been outstanding for several years. The five State...
Status of the Implementation of the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974
HRD-77-157: Published: Nov 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1978.
The National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974 provided for: (1) the development of guidelines for national health planning; (2) the establishment of areawide and state health planning agencies to deal with needed planning for health services, manpower, and facilities; and (3) financial assistance for the development of resources.Since passage of the act: (1) the country has be...
The Swine Flu Program
103503: Sep 16, 1977
The Swine Flu Program was the government's first attempt at immunization of the entire U.S. population and was based primarily on scientific judgments that a pandemic could occur at any time. No swine flu outbreak occurred during the 1976 and 1977 flu season. If recent experience shows that considerable money can be saved and if the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) intends to con...
Investigations of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse--Improvements Needed
HRD-77-19: Published: May 23, 1977. Publicly Released: May 23, 1977.
Investigations of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) into potential Medicare fraud and abuse cases, identified from Medicare contractors' internal control systems were reviewed. Also reviewed were Medicaid fraud and abuse investigations carried out by two states, Missouri and California.Investigations of Medicare fraud and abuse were weak in that some complaints were prematurel...