Health care (81 - 90 of 94 items)
VA Health Care: Effects of Facility Realignment on Construction Needs Are Unknown
HEHS-96-19: Published: Nov 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional staff request, GAO provided information on nine proposed Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) construction projects, focusing on: (1) the projects' benefits to veterans; (2) VA efforts to realign all of its facilities into new service networks; and (3) the potential effects of funding delays an VA contract award dates and costs.GAO found that: (1) the nine proposed cons...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-95-145W: Published: May 1, 1995. Publicly Released: May 1, 1995.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in March and April 1995 and a listing of reports issued in May 1993 through April 1995 relating to such issues as: (1) health care reform; (2) Medicare and Medicaid; (3) elementary and secondary education; (4) training and employment; (5) pensions; (6) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (7) veteran...
VA Health Care: Retargeting Needed to Better Meet Veterans' Changing Needs
HEHS-95-39: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on veterans' health care, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system is meeting veterans' health care needs; (2) why most veterans never use VA health care services; and (3) options available for reconfiguring the VA health care system to better meet veterans' needs.GAO found that: (1) the VA he...
VA Health Care: Restructuring Ambulatory Care System Would Improve Services to Veterans
HRD-94-4: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ambulatory care system, focusing on: (1) the factors that cause service delays; and (2) ways to improve efficiency and shorten veterans' waiting times in ambulatory care facilities.GAO found that: (1) the VA ambulatory care system forces veterans with nonurgent conditions to use VA emergency screening clinic...
VA Health Care: Verifying Veterans' Reported Income Could Generate Millions in Copayment Revenues
HRD-92-159: Published: Sep 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) policies and procedures for making copayment decisions, focusing on: (1) whether VA accurately classified veterans who should copay for VA health care; (2) the potential lost copayments from misclassified veterans; and (3) VA use of tax records in determining veterans' copayment status.GAO found that: (1) th...
VA Health Care: Copayment Exemption Procedures Should Be Improved
HRD-92-77: Published: Jun 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines the medical care copayment exemption status of Vietnam veterans who claim Agent Orange exposure; and (2) VA exemption policies and procedures for determining veterans' Agent Orange exposure.GAO found that: (1) the VA guidance does not adequately inform medical centers about...
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
Medical Devices: Early Warning of Problems Is Hampered by Severe Underreporting
PEMD-87-1: Published: Dec 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the communications network and its flow patterns for problems associated with medical devices that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed or approved for marketing, specifically: (1) how hospitals report problems that occur in the use of medical devices; (2) how hospitals, manufacturers, and FDA respond to these probl...
VA Health Care: Too Many Operating Rooms Being Planned and Built
HRD-86-78: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) method for determining operating room requirements in new and replacement hospitals and identified the differences between VA-stated operating room needs and the requirements a GAO surgical work-load model identified.GAO found that VA is developing an operating room planning model at its Ann Arbor Medical Center that will permit planners to: (1) use...
ADP Systems: Concerns About the Acquisition Plan for DOD's Composite Health Care System
IMTEC-86-12: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
As required by the Department of Defense (DOD) Authorization Act of 1986, GAO evaluated the DOD methodology and acquisition strategy for selecting and awarding Composite Health Care System (CHCS) contracts.GAO found that, although DOD has implemented a sound methodology for selecting first-stage vendors to compete for CHCS contracts, there are other aspects of its acquisition strategy that could l...