The Termination of Government Programs: A Case Study of the Recovery Audit Contracting Program

Henry, Ryan (2014) The Termination of Government Programs: A Case Study of the Recovery Audit Contracting Program. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Jonathan Winburn from Political Science, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

One common view is that a majority of government programs persist beyond their useful lifespans giving the impression that once installed, government programs are ‘immortal’. However, termination of government programs is an essential element in the policy making process. Several factors determine the projected lifespan of a program, and a program may be effectively terminated using several mechanisms. An analysis of the Recovery Audit Contracting program, a program designed to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid systems, shows that watchdog programs are inherently more prone to termination than other types of government programs.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Henry, Ryan
Student's Degree Program(s): Public Policy
Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Winburn
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: >
Depositing User: Ryan Henry
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 17:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 17:53
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/433

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