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Medicare Advantage: Beneficiary Disenrollments to Fee-for-Service in Last Year of Life Increase Medicare Spending

GAO-21-482
Jul 28, 2021
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Administrator of CMS should review disenrollments by MA beneficiaries in the last year of life as part of the agency's broader efforts to review disenrollments by MA beneficiaries in poorer health. (Recommendation 1)
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Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Additional Efforts Needed to Assess Program Data for Rural and Underserved Areas

GAO-21-283
May 10, 2021
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Director of CDC should take steps to systematically disaggregate and analyze maternal health program data by rural and underserved areas, and make adjustments to program efforts, as needed. (Recommendation 1)
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Health Resources and Services Administration The Administrator of HRSA should take steps to systematically disaggregate and analyze maternal health program data by rural and underserved areas and make adjustments to program efforts, as needed. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should direct the Healthy People Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup and the Maternal Health Working Group to establish a formal coordinated approach for monitoring maternal health efforts across HHS, including in rural and underserved areas. Such an approach could include establishing a process for exchanging information and discussing relevant program efforts and outcomes across HHS during regular standing meetings on a routine basis. (Recommendation 3)
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Defense Health Care: DOD Needs to Fully Assess Its Non-clinical Suicide Prevention Efforts and Address Any Impediments to Effectiveness

GAO-21-300
Apr 26, 2021
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Department of Defense The Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness should require DSPO to collaborate with the military services to develop a process to ensure that individual non-clinical suicide prevention efforts are assessed for effectiveness in the military population. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness should require DSPO to collaborate with the military services to develop consistent suicide-related definitions to be used department-wide and require them to be used in the updated DOD and military service policies. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness should enhance collaboration between DSPO and the Psychological Health Center of Excellence on the production of their annual suicide reports to minimize duplication of efforts. (Recommendation 3)
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COVID-19: HHS Should Clarify Agency Roles for Emergency Return of U.S. Citizens during a Pandemic

GAO-21-334
Apr 19, 2021
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should revise or develop new emergency repatriation response plans that clarify agency roles and responsibilities, including those for an evacuation and quarantine, during a pandemic. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should plan and conduct regular exercises with relevant stakeholders—including federal partners, state, local, and territorial governments—to test repatriation plans in response to a pandemic and update relevant plans based on lessons learned. (Recommendation 2)
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