TITLE

Concerted Efforts Needed to Ensure Beneficiaries Receive Services

AUTHOR(S)
Cackley, Alicia Puente
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;9/14/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study performed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which explored the preventive services received by Medicaid children and adults who have certain health conditions. GAO found that preventive services are capable of identifying or managing Medicaid children and adults who have certain health conditions, specifically obesity. Recommendations on how the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can improve its efforts to respond issues on obesity are offered.
ACCESSION #
44537827

 

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