State-administered programs (41 - 50 of 137 items)
Children's Health Insurance Program: State Implementation Approaches Are Evolving
HEHS-99-65: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), focusing on states': (1) initial SCHIP design choices, including the use of the statutory flexibility to design their programs; (2) pursuit of statutory options, particularly extending coverage to adults in families with children; (3) development of innovati...
Teen Pregnancy: State and Federal Efforts to Implement Prevention Programs and Measure Their Effectiveness
HEHS-99-4: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) state strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and how states fund these efforts; (2) how welfare reform affected states' strategies; (3) the extent to which programs that are part of states' prevention strategies are evaluated; and (4) what teen pregnancy prevention activities the federal government supports.GAO noted that: (1) the...
Grant Programs: Design Features Shape Flexibility, Accountability, and Performance Information
GGD-98-137: Published: Jun 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a comparative study of block grants and similar programs that give state or local governments substantial flexibility in determining how funds are to be used, focusing on: (1) examining the design characteristics of these programs that have implications for flexibility, accountability, and programs' ability to collect information about performance...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-11(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Traumatic Brain Injury: Programs Supporting Long-Term Services in Selected States
HEHS-98-55: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to provide services the individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), focusing on the: (1) primary federal and state programs that provide adults with TBI services to help them function more independently; (2) strategies that states have developed to enhance access to TBI-related services; and (3) circumstances believed t...
Balancing Flexibility and Accountability: Grant Program Design in Education and Other Areas
T-GGD/HEHS-98-94: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed balancing flexibility and accountability in federal grant programs, focusing on education programs.GAO noted that: (1) flexible grants are an adaptable policy tool and are used in fields from urban transit to community mental health; (2) they are alike in that each addresses a national purpose but gives state or local grantees the flexibility to a...
Medicaid: Managed Care and Individual Hospital Limits for Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
HEHS-98-73R: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment limits, focusing on: (1) whether state formulas vary in their inclusion of managed care costs and revenues when calculating the maximum amount a specific hospital can receive; and (2) whether such variation is allowed by the Medicaid program; and, if so, (3) Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) o...
CDC's National Immunization Program: Methods Used to Identify Pockets of Underimmunized Children Not Evaluated
HEHS-97-136R: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined what methods the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses to identify pockets of underimmunized preschool children and what is known about the effectiveness of methods used.GAO noted that: (1) CDC officials view identification of pockets of underimmunized children as a state responsibility rather than a federal one; therefore, CDC do...
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Stronger Action Needed to Remove Excluded Providers From Federal Health Programs
HEHS-97-63: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General's (OIG) process for excluding providers from federal health care programs.GAO noted that: (1) over the years, the OIG, working with state agencies, has excluded thousands of providers from participating in federal health care programs because of health care fraud, abuse, or quality...
Medicaid: Recent Spending Experience and the Administration's Proposed Program Reform
T-HEHS-97-94: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
GAO discussed recent Medicaid spending trends and their potential implications for future outlays, focusing on: (1) key factors that explain the Medicaid 3.3-percent growth rate in fiscal year 1996; and (2) the administration's proposal to contain Medicaid cost growth through decreases in disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and per capita caps, and to increase state flexibility.GAO note...