Health care cost control (81 - 82 of 82 items)
Duplicate Payments for Medical Services by VA and Medicare Programs
HRD-80-10: Published: Oct 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1979.
A review was performed to determine the number of duplicate payments made by the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Medicare programs for certain services provided to veterans eligible for both programs. The review, which was performed in Florida and California, dealt with three VA medical service categories: unrestricted outpatient medical care, contract hospitalization with prior VA authorizat...
Need for Improved Administration of Military Identification System To Prevent Improper CHAMPUS Payments
HRD-79-58: Published: Mar 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1979.
A review of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) revealed that many erroneous benefit payments were made to ineligible persons. Deficiencies in the military identification card system continue, even though a 1971 report discussed many of the same problems.Improper payments resulted from the lack of an eligibility verification system and weak controls over the...