Friday, January 08, 2010

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. Last week GAO investigated nursing homes, health care for veterans, and other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.


Nursing Homes: Addressing the Factors Underlying Understatement of Serious Care Problems Requires Sustained CMS and State Commitment. GAO-10-70, November 24.
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VA Health Care: Improved Oversight and Compliance Needed for Physician Credentialing and Privileging Processes. GAO-10-26, January 6.
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Nursing Homes: Responses from Two Web-based questionnaires to Nursing Home Surveyors and State Agency Directors (GAO-10-74SP), an e-supplement to GAO-10-70. GAO-10-74SP, November 24.

Medicare Managed Care: Observations about Medicare Cost Plans. GAO-10-185, December 28.
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Recovery Act: Planned Efforts and Challenges in Evaluating Compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Similar Provisions. GAO-10-247, November 30.
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Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Second Quarter 2008 Federal Upper Limits for Reimbursement Compared with Average Retail Pharmacy Acquisition Costs. GAO-10-118R, November 30.

Presentation By The Acting Comptroller General

"Maximizing DOD's Potential to Face New Fiscal Challenges and Strengthen Interagency Partnerships," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. GAO-10-359CG, January 6, 2010.

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