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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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An independent, nonpartisan agency that serves as the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress.
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202.512.3000
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Rural Health Policy

Resources (118)

  • 2020 Census: Actions Needed to Address Challenges to Enumerating Hard-to-Count Groups, 07/2018, view details
  • Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight, 07/2017, view details
  • Ambulance Providers: Costs and Expected Medicare Margins Vary Greatly, 05/2007, view details
  • Ambulance Services: Medicare Payments Can be Better Targeted to Trips in Less Densely Populated Rural Areas, 09/2003, view details
  • Broadband Internet: FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands, 09/2018, view details
  • Child Welfare: HHS Actions Would Help States Prepare Youth in the Foster Care System for Independent Living, 07/2007, view details
  • CMS and State Efforts to Interact with the Indian Health Service and Indian Tribes, 07/2008, view details
  • CMS Innovation Center: Model Implementation and Center Performance, 03/2018, view details
  • Compact of Free Association: Implementation Activities Have Progressed, but the Marshall Islands Faces Challenges to Achieving Long-Term Compact Goals, 09/2007, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, 01/2014, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Prepare for the Transition of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to Trust Fund Income, 05/2018, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing Migration, 11/2011, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Issues Associated with Implementation in Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands, 04/2016, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability, 09/2013, view details
  • Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia's and the Marshall Islands' Use of Sector Grants, 05/2007, view details
  • Dental Services: Information on Coverage, Payments, and Fee Variation, 09/2013, view details
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provide Relief in Rural Areas and Non-Contiguous Areas, 05/2018, view details
  • Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Information on Identified Needs, Planning for Future Conditions, and Coordination of Project Funding, 09/2017, view details
  • Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Agency Needs Assessment and Coordination on Tribal Projects, 05/2018, view details
  • Drug Discount Program: Characteristics of Hospitals Participating and Not Participating in the 340B Program, 07/2018, view details
  • Drug Discount Program: Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies Needs Improvement, 06/2018, view details
  • Drug Discount Program: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies, 07/2018, view details
  • Drug Discount Program: Status of Agency Efforts to Improve 340B Program Oversight, 05/2018, view details
  • Drug Discount Program: Update on Agency Efforts to Improve 340B Program Oversight, 07/2017, view details
  • Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services, 06/2005, view details
  • Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly, 02/2005, view details
  • Electronic Health Records: Number and Characteristics of Providers Awarded Medicare Incentive Payments for 2011, 07/2012, view details
  • End-of-Life Care: Key Components Provided by Programs in Four States, 12/2007, view details
  • FCC’s Performance Management Weaknesses Could Jeopardize Proposed Reforms of the Rural Health Care Program, 11/2010, view details
  • Federal Tort Claims Act: Information Related to Implications of Extending Coverage to Volunteers at HRSA-Funded Health Centers, 06/2009, view details
  • FirstNet: Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network, 10/2017, view details
  • Foreign Physicians: Data on Use of J-1 Visa Waivers Needed to Better Address Physician Shortages, 11/2006, view details
  • Foreign Physicians: Preliminary Findings on the Use of J-1 Visa Waivers to Practice in Underserved Areas, 05/2006, view details
  • General Hospitals: Operational and Clinical Changes Largely Unaffected by Presence of Competing Specialty Hospitals, 05/2006, view details
  • Health Care Shortage Areas: Designations Not a Useful Tool for Directing Resources to the Underserved, 09/1995, view details
  • Health Center Program: 2011 Grant Award Process Highlighted Need and Special Populations and Merits Evaluation, 05/2012, view details
  • Health Centers and Rural Clinics: State and Federal Implementation Issues for Medicaid's New Payment System, 06/2005, view details
  • Health Centers: Competition for Grants Has Grown and Efforts to Measure Performance Have Increased, 08/2005, view details
  • Health Information Technology: HHS is Taking Steps to Develop a National Strategy, 05/2005, view details
  • Health Insurance Exchanges: HHS Should Enhance Its Management of Open Enrollment Performance, 07/2018, view details
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas: Problems Remain With Primary Care Shortage Area Designation System, 10/2006, view details
  • High Risk: Agencies Need to Continue Efforts to Address Management Weaknesses of Federal Programs Serving Indian Tribes, 06/2018, view details
  • Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts to Address Rural Road Safety Challenges, 05/2004, view details
  • Hospital Emergency Departments: Crowding Continues to Occur, and Some Patients Wait Longer than Recommended Time Frames, 05/2009, view details
  • Hospital Quality Data: CMS Needs More Rigorous Methods to Ensure Reliability of Publicly Released Data, 02/2006, view details
  • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing: CMS Should Take Steps to Ensure Lower Quality Hospitals Do Not Qualify for Bonuses, 06/2017, view details
  • Hospital Value-based Purchasing: Initial Results Show Modest Effects on Medicare Payments and No Apparent Change in Quality-of-Care Trends, 10/2015, view details
  • Indian Affairs: Key Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Health at Indian School Facilities, 03/2016, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Patient Wait Times, 04/2016, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Quality of Care, 01/2017, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Agency Faces Ongoing Challenges Filling Provider Vacancies, 08/2018, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Considerations Related to Providing Advance Appropriation Authority, 09/2018, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Health Care Services Are Not Always Available to Native Americans, 08/2005, view details
  • Indian Health Service: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives, 12/2007, view details
  • Indian Health Service: Opportunities May Exist to Improve the Contract Health Services Program, 12/2013, view details
  • Information Technology: Benefits Realized for Selected Health Care Functions, 10/2003, view details
  • International Classification of Disease: CMS's Efforts to Prepare for the New Version of the Disease and Procedure Codes, 01/2015, view details
  • Means-Tested Programs: Information on Program Access Can Be an Important Management Tool, 03/2005, view details
  • Medicaid and CHIP: Most Physicians Serve Covered Children but Have Difficulty Referring Them for Specialty Care, 06/2011, view details
  • Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014, 06/2017, view details
  • Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services: Selected States' Program Structures and Challenges Providing Services, 10/2018, view details
  • Medicaid: Source of Screening Affects Women’s Eligibility for Coverage of Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment in Some States, 05/2009, view details
  • Medicare and Medicaid Participating Facilities: CMS Needs to Reexamine Its Approach for Funding State Oversight of Health Care Facilities, 02/2009, view details
  • Medicare Fee-for Service: Information on the First Year of Nationwide Reduced Payment Rates for Durable Medical Equipment, 08/2018, view details
  • Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiary Access to Physician Services: Trends in Utilization of Services, 2000-2002, 02/2005, view details
  • Medicare Home Health: Payments to Freestanding Home Health Agencies More Than Covered Their Costs, 02/2004, view details
  • Medicare Hospice Care: Modifications to Payment Methodology May Be Warranted, 10/2004, view details
  • Medicare Hospital Pharmaceuticals: Survey Shows Price Variations and Highlights Data Collection Lessons and Outpatient Rate-Setting Challenges for CMS, 04/2006, view details
  • Medicare Physician Fees: Geographic Adjustment Indices Are Valid in Design, but Data and Methods Need Refinement, 03/2005, view details
  • Medicare Physician Payments: Trends in Service Utilization, Spending, and Fees Prompt Consideration of Alternative Payment Approaches, 07/2006, view details
  • Medicare Value-Based Payment Models: Participation Challenges and Available Assistance for Small and Rural Practices, 12/2016, view details
  • Medicare: Information Needed to Assess Adequacy of Rate-Setting Methodology for Payments for Hospital Outpatient Services, 09/2004, view details
  • Medicare: Modest Eligibility Expansion for Critical Access Hospital Program Should Be Considered, 09/2003, view details
  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas: New Standards and Their Impact on Selected Federal Programs, 06/2004, view details
  • Native American Housing: Additional Actions Needed to Better Support Tribal Efforts, 03/2014, view details
  • Native American Youth: Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency, 09/2018, view details
  • Newborn Screening Timeliness: Most States Had Not Met Screening Goals, but Some Are Developing Strategies to Address Barriers, 12/2016, view details
  • Nursing Workforce: HHS Needs Methodology to Identify Facilities with a Critical Shortage of Nurses, 04/2007, view details
  • Older Adult Housing: Future Collaborations on Housing and Health Services Should Include Relevant Agencies and Define Outcomes, 04/2018, view details
  • Older Americans Act: Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services, 06/2015, view details
  • Opioid Addiction: Laws, Regulations, and Other Factors Can Affect Medication-Assisted Treatment Access, 09/2016, view details
  • Opioid Use Disorders: HHS Needs Measures to Assess the Effectiveness of Efforts to Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment, 10/2017, view details
  • Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Farm Labor Housing Program Management and Oversight, 03/2011, view details
  • Physician Workforce: HHS Needs Better Information to Comprehensively Evaluate Graduate Medical Education Funding, 03/2018, view details
  • Physician Workforce: Locations and Types of Graduate Training Were Largely Unchanged, and Federal Efforts May Not Be Sufficient to Meet Needs, 05/2017, view details
  • Physician Workforce: Supply Increased in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas but Geographic Disparities Persisted, 10/2003, view details
  • Preventing Drug Abuse: Low Participation by Pharmacies and Other Entities as Voluntary Collectors of Unused Prescription Drugs, 10/2017, view details
  • Private Health Insurance: The Range of Base Premiums for Individuals Age 19 and 64 in the Individual Market by State in January 2013, 01/2014, view details
  • Public Transportation: Federal Role Key to Rural and Tribal Transit, 06/2014, view details
  • Rural Health Clinics: Rising Program Expenditures Not Focused on Improving Care in Isolated Areas, 02/1997, view details
  • Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas, 07/2010, view details
  • Rural Hospital Closures: Number and Characteristics of Affected Hospitals and Contributing Factors, 09/2018, view details
  • Rural Housing Service: Opportunities to Improve Management, 06/2003, view details
  • Rural Water Infrastructure: Federal Agencies Provide Funding but Could Increase Coordination to Help Communities, 02/2015, view details
  • Sexual Assault: Information on Training, Funding, and the Availability of Forensic Examiners, 03/2016, view details
  • Small and Rural Practices' Experiences in Previous Programs and Expected Performance in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, 07/2018, view details
  • Sole Community Hospitals: Early Indications Show That TRICARE's Revised Reimbursement Rules Have Not Affected Access to Care, 04/2015, view details
  • Summer Meals: Actions Needed to Improve Participation Estimates and Address Program Challenges, 05/2018, view details
  • Summer Meals: Improvements Needed to Address Participation Estimates and Program Challenges, 07/2018, view details
  • Telecommunications: Broadband Deployment Is Extensive throughout the United States, but It Is Difficult to Assess the Extent of Deployment Gaps in Rural Areas, 05/2006, view details
  • Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas, 04/2014, view details
  • Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs, 04/2017, view details
  • Telehealth: Use in Medicare and Medicaid, 07/2017, view details
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Populations: Nonemergency Medical Transportation Not Well Coordinated, and Additional Federal Leadership Needed, 12/2014, view details
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Some Coordination Efforts Among Programs Providing Transportation Services, but Obstacles to Coordination Persist, 06/2003, view details
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Seniors: Efforts to Enhance Senior Mobility Could Benefit from Additional Guidance and Information, 08/2004, view details
  • Tribal Broadband: Few Partnerships Exist and the Rural Utilities Service Needs to Identify and Address Any Funding Barriers Tribes Face, 09/2018, view details
  • Tribal Internet Access: Increased Federal Coordination and Performance Measurement Needed, 04/2016, view details
  • VA Health Care: Oversight Improvements Needed for Nurse Recruitment and Retention Initiatives, 09/2015, view details
  • Veterans Choice Program: Further Improvements Needed to Help Ensure Timely Payments to Community Providers, 09/2018, view details
  • Veterans Choice Program: Improvements Needed to Address Access-Related Challenges as VA Plans Consolidation of Its Community Care Programs, 06/2018, view details
  • Veterans Health Administration: Actions Needed to Better Recruit and Retain Clinical and Administrative Staff, 03/2017, view details
  • Veterans Health Administration: Better Data and Evaluation Could Help Improve Physician Staffing, Recruitment, and Retention Strategies, 10/2017, view details
  • Veterans Health Administration: Opportunities Exist for Improving Veterans' Access to Health Care Services in the Pacific Islands, 04/2018, view details
  • Veterans Health Administration: Steps Taken to Improve Physician Staffing, Recruitment, and Retention, but Challenges Remain, 06/2018, view details
  • Veterans' Health Care: Preliminary Observations on Veterans' Access to Choice Program Care, 03/2017, view details
  • Veterans' Health Care: Proper Plan Needed to Modernize System for Paying Community Providers, 05/2016, view details
  • Welfare Reform: Rural TANF Programs Have Developed Many Strategies to Address Rural Challenges, 09/2004, view details