- GAO Survey: Medicare Plans May Mislead Beneficiaries. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;May99, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p16
Focuses on a survey conducted by the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) on Medicare+Choice program. Purpose of the program; Reports released by GAO; Problems associated with the program.
- GAO: Medicare risk programs don't save money due to payment methodology. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;10/5/94, Vol. 68 Issue 19, p8
Presents the findings by General Accounting Office report GAO/HEHS-94-119 on the failure of Medicare risk program to save money. Reason; Result of the payment methodology; Recommendation.
- Medicare Select passes senate. // Ophthalmology Times;6/12/95, Vol. 20 Issue 23, p5
Reports on the approval of the Medicare Select program by the House and Senate. Aim to broaden managed care for Medicare patients; Senate policy on program; Requirement by the General Accounting Office to submit modification options on the Medigap market.
- GAO says basic software could detect Medicare fraud. // Primary Care Weekly;5/15/95, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p7
Reports that the General Accounting office (GAO) told a Senate committee that off-the-shelf commercial software could save the Medicare program money by limiting fraudulent claims by physicians. Amount of money to be saved; Cost of the software.
- GAO backs Medicare contractor reform. // AHA News;9/17/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 37, p4
Reports on the support of the General Accounting Office for the proposal to allow more flexibility in Medicare claims administration contracting. Provisions that may allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to bypass federal contracting rules.
- GAO validates our beef. // AHA News;08/16/99, Vol. 35 Issue 32, p6
Editorial. Presents information on a report from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) which validated the concerns about US attorneys ignoring the department's guidelines for Medicare billing investigations. Recommendations of GAO; Support given by the American Hospital...
- GAO blasts backers of private-pay bill. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;03/20/98, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p87
Reports on criticism of legislation to expand doctors ability to bill Medicare patients privately, by the General Accounting Office and lawmakers. Information on the mailing of documents which contains inaccuracies; Reference to letters and calls from senior citizens who are worried about...
- GAO targets nursing homes. McCue, Mike // Ophthalmology Times;3/4/96, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p6
Cites the General Accounting Office's (GAO) report stating that the number of fraudulent claims made to Medicare will be reduced if the Health Care Financing Administration establishes benchmarks for charges in nursing home supplies and services. Statement from GAO staffer Donald Hunter;...
- Medicare supply fraud costing millions--GAO. Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare;10/9/95, Vol. 25 Issue 41, p60
Reports on the results of a study conducted by the US General Accounting Office showing that hospitals, home health agencies and others may be cheating medicare for medical supplies. Amount billed to medicare for medical supplies in 1994; Supply claims as a target for fraud.
- GAO traces home-care costs to lack of government controls. Weissenstein, Eric // Modern Healthcare;4/15/96, Vol. 26 Issue 16, p24
Reports that a US General Accounting Office study has found that controls over Medicare's home health program `remain essentially nonexistent.' Effect of the lack of controls; HCFA's creation of an internal task force to study the problem.