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Federal Health Care Center: VA and DOD Need to Develop Better Information to Monitor Operations and Improve Efficiency
GAO-17-197: Published: Jan 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2017.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) evaluation to determine whether the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) should continue operating as an integrated facility or revert to a “joint venture” included conducting both separate and joint reviews. As an integrated facility, the FHCC has a unified governance structure, workforce, and b...
Federal Health Care Center: VA and DOD Need to Address Ongoing Difficulties and Better Prepare for Future Integrations
GAO-16-280: Published: Feb 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2016.
The governance structure for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) demonstration—which includes leadership officials within the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD)—helped resolve collaboration problems with local leadership, but limitations with the FHCC's leadership selection and evaluation processes may impede future collaboration. For example, VA a...
Recovering Servicemembers and Veterans: Sustained Leadership Attention and Systematic Oversight Needed to Resolve Persistent Problems Affecting Care and Benefits
GAO-13-5: Published: Nov 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2012.
Deficiencies exposed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007 served as a catalyst compelling the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to address a host of problems for wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers and veterans as they navigate through the recovery care continuum. This continuum extends from acute medical treatment and stabilization, through rehabilitation to reinte...
Military Disability System: Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Improve Performance
GAO-12-718T: Published: May 23, 2012. Publicly Released: May 23, 2012.
Case processing times under the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) process have increased over time, and measures of servicemember satisfaction have shortcomings. Each year, average processing time for IDES cases has climbed, reaching 394 and 420 days for active and reserve component members in fiscal year 2011well over established goals of 295 and 305 days, respectively. Also in...
Medicare: Lack of Price Transparency May Hamper Hospitals' Ability to Be Prudent Purchasers of Implantable Medical Devices
GAO-12-126: Published: Jan 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.
From 2004 through 2009, expenditures for hospital IMD procedures increased from $16.1 billion to $19.8 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent per yeara rate equal to that of Medicare spending for other hospital procedures. While cardiac and orthopedic procedures accounted for nearly all IMD-related expenditures, orthopedic procedures accounted for most of the increase in such expenditures durin...
Sharing of Federal Medical Resources in North Chicago/Great Lakes, Illinois, Area
HRD-81-13: Published: Oct 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1980.
GAO performed a limited review of the opportunities, the potential for savings and improved patient care, and the obstacles associated with sharing medical resources between the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), North Chicago, Illinois, and the Naval Regional Medical Center (NRMC), Great Lakes, Illinois. GAO obtained agency officials' views on the effect that the proposed legislation...
The New Orleans Naval Hospital Should Be Closed and Alternative Uses Evaluated
HRD-78-71: Published: May 15, 1978. Publicly Released: May 15, 1978.
The Naval Regional Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 250-bed general medical and surgical hospital which was built to serve the health care needs of active duty personnel and other military beneficiaries in the area. New Orleans also has two other federal hospitals, the Public Health Service hospital and the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital. The New Orleans metropolitan area also...
Civilian Payroll, Naval Air Station-Oceana, VA
092432: Feb 11, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Review of Civilian Payroll, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia
092459: Jan 6, 1972
No summary is currently available...