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Health Education Employment Social Security Welfare Veterans, Bibliography for the Most Recent 12 Months

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1997-05-14.

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                    United States General Accounting Office

                    Bibliography for the Most
GAO                 Recent 12 Months



Current as of
May 14, 1997        Health
                    Education
                    Employment
                    Social Security
                    Welfare
                    Veterans




                Issued by the Health, Education, and Human Services Division
Contacts
Copies of reports are available from (202) 512-6000 or http://www.gao.gov


If you have a question about a particular topic, however, please contact

• Richard L. Hembra, Assistant Comptroller General, (202) 512-6802;
• David P. Baine, Director of Planning and Reporting, (202) 512-7101; or
• One of the other members of GAO's Health, Education, and Human Services Division listed
  below by issue area.


Education and Employment Issues                    Income Security Issues
Carlotta C. Joyner, Director, (202) 512-7002       Jane L. Ross, Director, (202) 512-7215
Cornelia M. Blanchette, Associate Director,        Diana S. Eisenstat, Associate Director,
 (202) 512-8403                                      (202) 512-5562
                                                   Mark V. Nadel, Associate Director,
  •   Early Childhood Development                    (202) 512-7215
  •   Elementary and· Secondary Education
  •   Higher Education                               •   Pension Funding and Benefits
  •   Training and Employment Assistance             •   Social Security and Disability
  •   Workplace Quality                              •   Welfare, Child Support, Child Care
                                                     •   Child Abuse and Foster Care

Health Financing and Systems
Issues                                             Veterans' Affairs and Military
William J. Scanlon, Director, (202) 512-4561       Health Care Issues
Leslie G. Aronovitz, Associate Director,           Stephen P. Backhus, Director, (202) 512-7111
  (312) 220-7767
Jonathan Ratner, Associate Director,                 • Military Health Care
  (202) 512-7107                                     • Veterans' Benefits
                                                     • Veterans' Health Care
  •   Employee and Retiree Health Benefits
  •   Long-Term Care and Aging
  •   Medicaid
  •   Medicare
  •   Health Care Insurance Reform


Health Services Quality and
Public Health Issues
Bernice Steinhardt, Director, (202) 512-7119
Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Associate Director,
 (202) 512-7119
  •   HHS Public Health Service Agencies
  •   Public Health and Education
  •   Substance Abuse and Drug Treatment
  •   Prescription Drugs
  •   Quality and Practice Standards

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June 1996-May 1997
Copies of reports are available from (202) 512-6000 or http://www.gao.gov


Health
Health Insurance: Management Strategies Used by Large Employers to Control Costs
(Report, GAO/HEHS-97-71, May 6, 1997).

Medicare HMO Enrollment: Area Differences Affected by Factors Other Than Pavment
Rates (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-37, May 2, 1997).

Drug Control: Reauthorizing of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (Testimony,
GAO/T-GGD-97-97, May 1, 1997).

Medicare and Medicaid: Meeting Needs of Dual Eligibles Raises Difficult Cost and Care
Issues (Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-119, Apr. 29, 1997).

Medicare HMOs: HCFA Can Promptly Eliminate Hundreds of Millions in Excess
Payments (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-37, Apr. 25,1997).

Health Professions Education: Clarifying the Role of Title VII and VIII Programs Could
Improve Accountabilitv (Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-117, Apr. 25, 1997).

Nursing Homes: Too Early to Assess New Efforts to Control Fraud and Abuse
(Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-114, Apr. 16, 1997).

Medical Malpractice: Federal Tort Claims Act Coverage Could Reduce Health Centers'
Costs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-57, Apr. 14, 1997).

Medicare: Provision of Key Preventive Diabetes Services Falls Short of Recommended
Levels (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-113, Apr. 11, 1997).

Medicare Managed Care: HCFA Missing Opportunities to Provide Consumer
Information (Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-109, Apr. 10, 1997).

Medicare Post-Acute Care: Cost Growth and Proposals to Manage It Through
Prospective Payment and Other Controls (Testimony, GAOff-HEHS-97-106, Apr. 9,
1997).

Health Insurance for Children: Declines in Emplovment-Based Coverage Leave Millions
Uninsured; State and Private Programs Offer New Approaches (Testimony, GAO!f-
HEHS-97-105, Apr. 8, 1997).



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Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Stronger Action Needed to Remove Excluded Providers
From Federal Health Programs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-63, Mar. 31, 1997).

Medicare: Most Beneficiaries With Diabetes Do Not Receive Recommended Monitoring
Services (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-48, Mar. 28, 1997).

Department of Health and Human Services: Management Challenges and Opportunities
(Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-98, Mar. 18, 1997).

Drug Control: Observations on Elements of the Federal Drug Control Strategy (Report,
GAO/GGD-97-42, Mar. 14, 1997).

Medicaid: Recent Spending Exnerience and the Administration's Proposed Program
Reform (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-94, Mar. 11, 1997).

NIII-Funded Research: Therapeutic Human Tissue Transplantation Projects Meet
Federal Reguirements (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-61, Mar. 10, 1997).

Medicare: Home Health Cost Growth and Administration's Proposal for Prospective
Payment (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-92, Mar. 5, 1997).

Medicaid: Decline in Spending Growth Due to a Combination of Factors (Testimony,
GAO/T-HEHS-97-91, Mar. 4, 1997).

Medicare: Inherent Program Risks and Management Challenges Require Continued
Federal Attention (Testimony, GAOff-HEHS-97-89, Mar. 4, 1997).            ·

Medicare Post-Acute Care: Home Health and Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Growth and
Proposals for Prospective Payment (Testimony, GAOff-HEHS-97-90, Mar. 4, 1997).

Medicaid: Graduate Medical Education Payments (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-77R, Mar. 3,
1997).

Medicare HMOs: Potential Effects of a Limited Enrollment Period Policy (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-50, Feb. 28, 1997).

Medicare HMOs: HCFA Could Promptly Reduce Excess Payments by Improving
Accuracy of County Payment Rates (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-78, Feb. 25, 1997; also
issued as GAOff-HEHS-97-82, Feb. 27, 1997).

Blood Supply: FDA Oversight and Remaining Issues of Safety (Report, GAO/PEMD-97-
1, Feb. 25, 1997).

Blood Supply: Transfusion-Associated Risks (Report, GAO/PEMD-97-2, Feb. 25, 1997).

Employment-Based Health Insurance: Costs and Family Coverage Decreases (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-35, Feb. 24, 1997).

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers: FEHBP Plans Satisfied With Savings and Services. but
Retail Pharmacies Have Concerns (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-47, Feb. 21, 1997).

Children's Health Insurance 1995 (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-68R, Feb. 19, 1997).

Telemedicine: Federal Strategy Is Needed to Guide Investments (Report,
GAO/NSIAD/HEHS-97-67, Feb. 14, 1997).

Rural Health Clinics: Rising Program EXDenditures Not Focused on Improving Care in
Isolated Areas (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-65, Feb. 13, 1997). Report on same topic
(GAO/HEHS-97-24, Nov. 22, 1996).

Medicare Home Health Care Benefit (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-70R, Feb. 11, 1997).

High-Risk Series: Medicare (Report, GAO/HR-97-10, Feb. 1, 1997). Also, the full High-
Risk Series of 12 reports on different topics may be ordered in a two-volume package
with an overview volume and quick reference guide (GAO/HR-97-1 through GAO/HR-
97-14); related testimony, High-Risk Areas: Update on Progress and Remaining
Challenges (Testimony, GAOtr-HR-97-22, Feb. 13, 1997).

Medical Device Reporting: Improvements Needed in FDA's System for Monitoring
Problems With Approved Devices (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-21, Jan. 29, 1997).

FDA's Mammography Inspections: While Some Problems Need Attention. Facilitv
Compliance Is Growing (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-25, Jan. 27, 1997).

Health Care Services: How Continuing Care Retirement Communities Manage Services
for the Elderly (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-36, Jan. 23, 1997).

Foreign Physicians: Exchange Visitor Program Becoming Major Route to Practicing in
U.S. Underserved Areas (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-26, Dec. 30, 1996).

Skilled Nursing Facilities: Approval Process for Certain Services May Result in Higher
Medicare Costs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-18, Dec. 20, 1996).

Children's Health Insurance. 1996 (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-40R, Dec. 3, 1996).

Private Health Insurance: Millions Relying on Individual Market Face Cost and
Coverage Trade-Offs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-8, Nov. 25, 1996).

Public Health: A Health Status Indicator for Targeting Federal Aid to States (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-13, Nov. 13, 1996).

Federal Tort Claims Act Coverage (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-32R, Nov. 5, 1996).

Medicare: HCFA Should Release Data to Aid Consumers, Prompt Better HMO
Performance (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-23, Oct. 22, 1996).

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Medicare Drug and Nutrient Prices (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-22R, Oct. 11, 1996).

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Billions Spent Annually for Treatment and Prevention
Activities (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-12, Oct. 8, 1996).

Long-Term Care: Some States Apply Criminal Background Checks to Home Care
Workers (Report, GAO/PEMD-96-5, Sept. 27, 1996).

Managed Care Initiatives (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-153R, Sept. 25, 1996).

CDC's National Immunization Survey: Methodological Problems Limit Survey's Utility
(Report, GAO/PEMD-96-16, Sept. 19, 1996).

Medicare: Private-Sector and Federal Efforts to Assess Health Care Quality
(Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-96-215, Sept. 19, 1996).

Prescription Drug Pricing: Implications for Retail Pharmacies (Testimony, GAOtr-
HEHS-96-216, Sept. 19, 1996).

Medicaid: States' Efforts to Educate and Enroll Beneficiaries in Managed Care (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-184, Sept. 17, 1996).

Prescription Drugs: Implications of Drug Labeling and Off-Label Drug Use (Testimony,
GAO!f-HEHS-96-212, Sept. 12, 1996).

Maternity Care: Appropriate Follow-Up Services Critical With Short Hospital Stays
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-207, Sept. 11, 1996).

Medigap Insurance: Alternatives for Medicare Beneficiaries to Avoid Medical
Underwriting (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-180, Sept. 10, 1996).

Medicaid: Oversight of Institutions for the Mentally Retarded Should Be Strengthened
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-131, Sept. 6, 1996).

Blue Cross and Blue Shield: Change in Pharmacy Benefits Affects Federal Employees
(Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-96-206, Sept. 5, 1996).

Fraud and Abuse: Providers Excluded From Medicaid Continue to Participate in
Federal Health Programs (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-96-205, Sept. 5, 1996).

Health Insurance Regulation: Varving State Reguirements Affect Cost of Insurance
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-161, Aug. 19, 1996).

Medicare: Early Resolution of Overcharges for Therapy in Nursing Homes Is Unlikely
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-145, Aug. 16, 1996).



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Medicaid Managed Care: Serving the Disabled Challenges State Programs (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-136, July 31, 1996).

Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues (Report, GAO/AIMD-96-86, July 26,
1996). Testimony on same topic (GAOtr-AIMD-96-134, July 26, 1996).

Medicaid: Waiver Program for Developmentally Disabled Is Promising But Poses Some
Risks (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-120, July 22, 1996).

Blue Cross FEHBP Pharmacy Benefits (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-182R, July 19, 1996).

Substance Abuse Surveys (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-179R, July 19, 1996).

NIH Extramural Clinical Research: Internal Controls Are Key to Safeguarding Phase III
Trials Against Misconduct (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-117, July 11, 1996).

Medicaid and Uninsured Children, 1994 (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-174R, July 9, 1996).

Health Insurance for Children: Private Insurance Coverage Continues to Deteriorate
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-129, June 17, 1996).

Medicaid Formula Transition (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-169R, June 12, 1996).

Prescription Drugs and Medicaid: Automated Review Systems Can Help Promote
Safety, Save Money (Report, GAO/AIMD-96-72, June 11, 1996).

Analysis of "Florida's Fair Share" (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-168R, June 10, 1996).

Medicaid Funding Formula Changes (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-164R, June 10, 1996).

Cocaine Treatment: Early Results From Various Approaches (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-
80, June 7, 1996).




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Education
District of Columbia Draft Emergency Supplemental Funding Request for District of
Columbia Public Schools (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-116R, May 5, 1997).

Health Professions Education: Clarifying the Role of Title VII and VIII Programs Could
Improve Accountability (Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-117, Apr. 25, 1997).

Head Start: Research Provides Little Information on hnpact of Current Program
(Report, GAO/HEHS-97-59, Apr. 15, 1997).
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Department of Education: Challenges in Promoting Access and Excellence in
Education (Testimony, GAO/T-HEHS-97-99, Mar. 20, 1997).                                        [i
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National Service Programs: Enrollment and Education Award Data on Selected
AmeriComs Projects (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-96R, Mar. 19, 1997).
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Campus Crime: Difficulties Meeting Federal Reporting Requirements (Report,                     !t
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National Service Programs: Role of State Commissions in Implementing the                       I

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AmeriComs Program (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-49, Feb. 20, 1997).

Reporting of Student Loan Enrollment Status (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-44R, Feb. 6, 1997).           tI
School Finance: State Efforts to Reduce Funding Gaps Between Poor and Wealthy
Districts (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-31, Feb. 5, 1997).

High-Risk Series: Student Financial Aid (Report, GAO/HR-97-11, Feb. 1, 1997). Also,
the full High-Risk Series of 12 reports on different topics may be ordered in a two-           i


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volume package with an overview volume and quick reference guide (GAO/HR-97-1
through GAO/HR-97-14); related testimony, High-Risk Areas: Update on Progress and
Remaining Challenges (Testimony, GAO/T-HR-97-22, Feb. 13, 1997).                               I
Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Schools in Two Major Federal Loan
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Programs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-45, Jan. 31, 1997).                                              I
Student Loans: Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Report,          r

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GAO/HEHS-97-33, Jan. 21, 1997).

Intercollegiate Athletics: Status of Efforts to Promote Gender Equity (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-10, Oct. 25, 1996).
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States' Average College Tuition (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-213R, Sept. 19, 1996).

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Education and Labor: Information on the Departments' Field Offices (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-178, Sept. 16, 1996).

School Finance: Options for Improving Measures of Effort and Equity in Title I
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-142, Aug. 30, 1996).

Higher Education: Tuition Increasing Faster Than Household Income and Public
Colleges' Costs (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-154, Aug. 15, 1996).

Department of Education: Status of Actions to Improve the Management of Student
Financial Aid (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-143, July 12, 1996).

School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-148,
June 24, 1996).

School Facilities: America's Schools Report Differing Conditions (Report, GAO/HEHS-
96-103, June 14, 1996).

Higher Education: Ensuring Quality Education From Proprietary Institutions
(Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-96-158, June 6, 1996).




Employment
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Focusing on Program Results to Improve
Agency Performance (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-129, May 7, 1997).

Mine Safety and Health Administration: Information on Proposed Relocation of Its
Denver Technical Center to West Virginia (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-lOOR, Apr. 30, 1997).

Nuclear Employee Safety Concerns: Allegation System Offers Better Protection, but
Important Issues Remain (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-51, Mar. 31, 1997).

Hispanic Employment: Best Practices Used by Selected Agencies and Companies
(Letter, GAO/GGD-97-46R, Mar. 10, 1997).

Department of Labor: Challenges in Ensuring Workforce Development and Worker
Protection (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-85, Mar. 6, 1997).

OSHA's Inspection Database (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-43R, Dec. 30, 1996).

Information on the Davis-Bacon Act (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-30R, Oct. 30, 1996).

Education and Labor: Information on the Departments' Field Offices (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-178, Sept. 16, 1996).

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Federal Labor Relations: Official Time Used for Union Activities (Testimony, GAOtr-
GGD-96-191, Sept. 11, 1996).

People With Disabilities: Federal Programs Could Work Together More Efficiently to
Promote Employment (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-126, Sept. 3, 1996).

Federal Downsizing: Better Workforce and Strategic Planning Could Have Made
Buyouts More Effective (Report, GAO/GGD-96-62, Aug. 26, 1996).

Occupational Safety and Health: Violations of Safety and Health Regulations by
Federal Contractors (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-157, Aug. 23, 1996).

Federal Employers' Liability Act: Issues Associated With Changing How Railroad
Work-Related Injuries Are Compensated (Report, GAO/RCED-96-199, Aug. 15, 1996).

Unemployment Insurance: Millions in Benefits Overpaid to Military Reservists (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-101, Aug. 5, 1996).

Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-177R, July 17, 1996).

Job Corps: Where Participants Are Recruited, Trained, and Placed in Jobs (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-140, July 17, 1996).

Davis-Bacon Act: Process Changes Could Address Vulnerability to Use of Inaccurate
Data in Setting Prevailing Wage Rates (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-96-166, June 20, 1996).

Davis-Bacon Job Targeting (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-151R, June 3, 1996).




Social Security, Disability, and Welfare
Foster Care: State Efforts to Improve the Permanency Planning Process Show Some
Promise (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-73, May 7, 1997).

Social Security Administration: Internet Access to Personal Earnings and Benefits
Information (Testimony, GAOtr-AIMD/HEHS-97-123, May 6, 1997).

Social Security Disability: SSA Actions to Reduce Backlogs and Achieve More
Consistent Decisions Deserve High Priority (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-118, Apr. 24,
1997).

Poverty Measurement: Issues in Revising and Updating the Official Definition (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-38, Apr. 15, 1997).


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Social Security Reform: Implications for the Financial Well-Being of Women
(Testimony, GAO/f-HEHS-97-112, Apr. 10, 1997).

Federal Retirement: Federal and Private Sector Retirement Program Benefits Vary
(Report, GAO/GGD-97-40, Apr. 7, 1997).

Social Securitv: Disability Programs Lag in Promoting Return to Work (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-46, Mar. 17, 1997).

Food Stamps: Substantial Over.payments Result From Prisoners Counted as Household
Members (Report, GAO/RCED-97-54, Mar. 10, 1997).

Supplemental Security Income: Long-Standing Problems Put Program at Risk for
Fraud. Waste. and Abuse (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-88, Mar. 4, 1997).

Foster Care: State Efforts to Expedite Permanency Hearings and Placement Decisions
(Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-97-76, Feb. 27, 1997).

Benefit Fraud With Post Office Boxes (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-54R, Feb. 21, 1997).

Social Security Administration: Significant Challenges Await New Commissioner
(Report, GAO/HEHS-97-53, Feb. 20, 1997).

Child Welfare: States' Progress in Implementing Family Preservation and Support
Services (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-34, Feb. 18, 1997).

Permanency Hearings for Foster Children (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-55R, Jan. 30, 1997).

Impoundments: Proposed Deferral of Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Authority Affecting
Programs and SSA Administrative Expenses (Report, GAO/OGC-97-13, Jan. 24, 1997).

Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1996 (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-41, Dec. 31, 1996).

SSA Disability Redesign: Focus Needed on Initiatives Most Crucial to Reducing Costs
and Time (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-20, Dec. 20, 1996).

Child Sunport Enforcement: Early Results on Comparability of Privatized and Public
Offices (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-4, Dec. 16, 1996).

SSA Benefit Statements: Well Received by the Public but Difficult to Comprehend
(Report, GAO/HEHS-97-19, Dec. 5, 1996). Testimony on same topic (GAOtr-HEHS-96-
210, Sept. 12, 1996).

Appealed Disability Claims: Despite SSA's Efforts, It Will Not Reach Backlog
Reduction Goal (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-28, Nov. 21, 1996).


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Supplemental Security Income: SSA Is Taking Steps to Review Recipients' Disability
Status (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-17, Oct. 30, 1996).

Child Support Enforcement: Reorienting Management Toward Achieving Better
Program Results (Report, GAO/HEHS/GGD-97-14, Oct. 25, 1996).

Child Support Enforcement: States' Experience With Private Agencies' Collection of
Support Payments (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-11, Oct. 23, 1996).

Social Security Disability: Alternatives Would Boost Cost-Effectiveness of Continuing
Disability Reviews (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-2, Oct. 16, 1996).

Social Security Disability: Improvements Needed to Continuing Disability Review
Process (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-1, Oct. 16, 1996).

Private Pensions: Most Employers That Offer Pensions Use Defined Contribution Plans
(Report, GAO/GGD-97-1, Oct. 3, 1996).

Social Securitv: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration (Report,
GAO/HEHS-97-3, Oct. 2, 1996). Testimony on same topic (GAO/T-HEHS-96-150, June 4,
1996).

SSA Disability Redesign: More Testing Needed to Assess Feasibility of New Claim
Manager Position (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-170, Sept. 27, 1996).

Social Security Administration: Effective Leadership Needed to Meet Daunting
Challenges (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-196, Sept. 12, 1996). Testimony on same topic
(GAO/T-OCG-96-7, July 25, 1996).

SSA Disabilitv Reengineering: Project Magnitude and Complexity Impede
Implementation (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-96-211, Sept. 12, 1996).

People With Disabilities: Federal Programs Could Work Together More Efficiently to
Promote Employment (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-126, Sept. 3, 1996).

Supplemental Security Income: SSA Efforts Fall Short in Correcting Erroneous
Payments to Prisoners (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-152, Aug. 30, 1996).

Supplemental Security Income: Administrative and Program Savings Possible by
Directly Accessing State Data (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-163, Aug. 29, 1996).

Federal Employees' Compensation Act: Issues Associated With Changing Benefits for
Older Beneficiaries (Report, GAO/GGD-96-138BR, Aug. 14, 1996).

40 l(k) Pension Plans: Many Take Advantage of Opportunity to Ensure Adeguate
Retirement Income (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-176, Aug. 2, 1996).


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Impoundments: Proposed Deferral of Funds for Social Security Administration
Administrative Exnenses (Report, GAO/OGC-96-25, July 26, 1996).

SSA Funds for Policy Research (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-171R, July 15, 1996).

Social Securitv Disabilitv: Backlog Reduction Efforts Under Way: Significant
Challenges Remain (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-87, July 11, 1996).

SSA Disabilitv: Return-to-Work Strategies From Other Systems May Improve Federal
Programs (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-133, July 11, 1996).

Welfare Waivers Implementation: States Work to Change Welfare Culture, Communitv
Involvement, and Service Delivery (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-105, July 2, 1996).

Social Securitv: Disabilitv Programs Lag in Promoting Return to. Work (Testimony,
GAOtr-HEHS-96-147, June 5, 1996).




Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care
Defense Health Care: Medical Surveillance Improved Since Gulf War 1 but Mixed
Results in Bosnia (Report, GAO/NSIAD-97-136, May 13,1997).

Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Focusing on Program Results to Improve
Agency Performance (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-129, May 7, 1997).

VA Health Care: Assessment of VA's Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Proi>osal (Testimony,
GAOtr-HEHS-97-121, May 1, 1997).

Defense Health Care: Need for More Prescribing Psychologists Is Not Adegyately
Justified (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-83, Apr. 1, 1997).

Department of Veterans Affairs: Programmatic and Management Challenges Facing the
Department (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-97, Mar. 18, 1997).

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits: Effects of Revised HCFA Policy on Veterans' Use of
Benefits (Letter, GAO/HEHS-97-72R, Mar. 3, 1997).

Defense Health Care: Dental Contractor Overcame Obstacles. but More Proactive
Oversight Needed (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-58, Feb. 28, 1997).

Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for
Change (Testimony, GAOtr-HEHS-97-84, Feb. 27, 1997).


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Defense Health Program: Future Costs Are Likely to Be Greater Than Estimated
(Report, GAO/NSIAD-97-83BR, Feb. 21, 1997).

VA Disability Compensation: Comparison of VA Benefits With Those of Workers'
Compensation Programs (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-5, Feb. 14, 1997).

VA Disability Compensation: Disability Ratings May Not Reflect Veterans' Economic
Losses (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-9, Jan. 7, 1997).

VA Health Care: Better Data Needed to Effectively Use Limited Nursing Home
Resources (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-27, Dec. 20, 1996).

Substance Abuse Treatment: VA Programs Serve Psychologically and Economically
Disadvantaged Veterans (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-6, Nov. 5, 1996).

VA Health Care: Improving Veterans' Access Poses Financial and Mission-Related
Challenges (Report, GAO/HEHS-97-7, Oct. 25, 1996).

VBA Information Technology Investment (Letter, GAO/AIMD-97-lOR, Oct. 18, 1996).

VA Health Care: Opportunities to Significantly Reduce Outpatient Pharmacy Costs
(Report, GAO/HEHS-97-15, Oct. 11, 1996). Testimony on same topic (GAO/f-HEHS-96-
162, June 11, 1996).

Wartime Medical Care: DOD Is Addressing Capability Shortfalls, but Challenges
Remain (Report, GAO/NSIAD-96-224, Sept. 25, 1996).

VA Health Care: Issues Affecting Eligibility Reform Efforts (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-160,
Sept. 11, 1996).

VA Health Care: Travis Hospital Construction Project Is Not Justified (Report,
GAO/HEHS-96-198, Sept. 3, 1996).

Vocational Rehabilitation: VA Continues to Place Few Disabled Veterans in Jobs
(Report, GAO/HEHS-96-155, Sept. 3, 1996).

VHA's Management Improvement Initiative (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-191R, Aug. 30, 1996) .

VA Construction Contract Award Delays (Letter, GAO/HEHS-96-188R, Aug. 9, 1996).

VA Health Care: Opportunities for Service Delivery Efficiencies Within Existing
Resources (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-121, July 25, 1996).

Readjustment Counseling Service: Vet Centers Address Multiple Client Problems, but
Improvement Is Needed (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-113, July 17, 1996).



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Wartime Medical Care: Personnel Reguirements Still Not Resolved (Report,
GAO/NSIAD-96-173, June 28, 1996).

Veterans' Health Care: Challenges for the Future (Testimony, GAO!f-HEHS-96-172,
June 27, 1996).

Software Capability Evaluation: VA's Software Development Process Is Immature
(Report, GAO/AIMD-96-90, June 19, 1996).

Veterans Benefit Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be
Overcome If Modernization Is to Succeed (Testimony, GAO!f-AIMD-96-103, June 19,
1996).

Defense Health Care: New Managed Care Plan Progressing, but Cost and Performance
Issues Remain (Report, GAO/HEHS-96-128, June 14, 1996).




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