Medicare and Medicaid Participating Facilities: CMS Needs to Reexamine Its Approach for Funding State Oversight of Health Care Facilities

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Americans receive care from tens of thousands of health care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. To ensure the quality of care, CMS contracts with states to conduct periodic surveys and complaint investigations. Federal spending on such activities totaled about $444 million in fiscal year 2007; states are expected to contribute their own funds both through the Medicaid program and apart from that program. GAO evaluated survey funding, state workloads, and federal oversight of states' use of funds since fiscal year 2000 to determine if federal ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. February 13, 2009.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Americans receive care from tens of thousands of health care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. To ensure the quality of care, CMS contracts with states to conduct periodic surveys and complaint investigations. Federal spending on such activities totaled about $444 million in fiscal year 2007; states are expected to contribute their own funds both through the Medicaid program and apart from that program. GAO evaluated survey funding, state workloads, and federal oversight of states' use of funds since fiscal year 2000 to determine if federal funding had kept pace with the changing workload. GAO analyzed (1) federal funding trends from fiscal years 2000 through 2007 and CMS's methodology for determining states' allocations and spending, (2) CMS data on the number of participating facilities and completed state surveys, and (3) CMS oversight of state spending. GAO interviewed state officials and collected data from 28 states."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Medicare and Medicaid Participating Facilities: CMS Needs to Reexamine Its Approach for Funding State Oversight of Health Care Facilities, report, February 13, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298870/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.