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COVID-19: FDA Took Steps to Help Make Tests Available; Policy for Future Public Health Emergencies Needed

GAO-22-104266
May 12, 2022
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1 Open Recommendations
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Food and Drug Administration The Commissioner of FDA should develop a policy for the use of enforcement discretion regarding unauthorized tests in future public health emergencies. This policy should include the conditions under which FDA would begin and end the use of such discretion. (Recommendation 1)
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Suicide Prevention: DOD Should Enhance Oversight, Staffing, Guidance, and Training Affecting Certain Remote Installations

GAO-22-105108
Apr 28, 2022
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14 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in collaboration with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, establishes a process to assess risk factors for suicide and related challenges associated with OCONUS installations that could be considered remote and take any appropriate actions. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should establish a policy that requires the designation of Directors of Psychological Health at Navy and Marine Corps installations and provides implementing guidance for these personnel, in accordance with DOD policy. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should establish oversight mechanisms, such as by updating the content of the program status report and clarifying the requirement for its submission, to ensure that installation-level suicide prevention program requirements are implemented in accordance with DOD and service policies. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should establish oversight mechanisms, such as by specifying oversight requirements in policy, to ensure that command-level suicide prevention program requirements are implemented in accordance with DOD and service policies. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the Commandant of the Marine Corps establishes oversight mechanisms, such as by specifying oversight requirements in policy, to ensure that command-level suicide prevention program requirements are implemented in accordance with DOD and service policies. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Director, DHA, develops a strategy to address shortages in primary care behavioral health providers, including at OCONUS installations that could be considered remote. (Recommendation 6)
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Medicaid: CMS Should Assess Effect of Increased Telehealth Use on Beneficiaries' Quality of Care

GAO-22-104700
Mar 31, 2022
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2 Open Recommendations
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Administrator of CMS should collect and analyze the information needed to assess the effect delivering services via telehealth has on the quality of care Medicaid beneficiaries receive. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Administrator of CMS should determine, based on the results of its initial assessment, whether further assessments of the effect delivering services via telehealth has on the quality of care Medicaid beneficiaries receive are warranted, for the purposes of developing guidance to assist states in making telehealth coverage and payment decisions. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Defense Health Care: DOD Expects New IT System Capabilities to Improve Other Health Insurance Processing

GAO-22-105131
Mar 29, 2022
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Department of Defense The Director of the Defense Health Agency should phase out the use of the DEERS OHI repository, including the requirement for TRICARE contractors to submit OHI information to DEERS. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
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