Health care planning (31 - 40 of 45 items)
VA Health Care Reform: Financial Implications of the Proposed Health Security Act
T-HEHS-94-148: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the financial and policy implications of the proposed Health Security Act's provisions for veterans' health care, which would: (1) transform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities into a series of managed care plans to compete with private-sector plans; (2) expand entitlement to comprehensive health care services for veterans choosing to enroll in a VA health plan; (3) author...
Veterans' Health Care: Most Care Provided Through Non-VA Programs
HEHS-94-104BR: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of veterans: (1) receiving services under non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) federal health programs and the cost of those services; and (2) using VA services that are eligible to receive care under other federal programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, 81 percent of veterans had private health insurance and 26 percent w...
Veterans' Health Care: Veterans' Perceptions of VA Services and Its Role in Health Care Reform
T-HEHS-94-150: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the results of a series of focus groups meetings it held with 127 veterans regarding their perceptions of the current veterans health care system and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) future role under health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) the veterans expressed a wide range of views about VA health care and the most appropriate role for VA under health care reform; (2) many...
VA Health Care for Women: In Need of Continued VA Attention
T-HEHS-94-114: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to resolve its long-standing problems in meeting the health care needs of women veterans. GAO noted that: (1) VA has repeatedly stressed the need for its facilities to improve health care services for women veterans and has issued guidance to its medical centers to address prior problems; (2) VA has made the most progress in improving...
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...
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Reforms on VA Construction
T-HRD-93-7: Published: Mar 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health facilities construction program, focusing on: (1) the impact of proposed health care reforms, including revised VA benefits eligibility, on the need for and size of VA construction projects; and (2) VA consideration of construction alternatives in determining the need for construction projects. GAO noted that: (1) universal health care...
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...
VA Health Care: Plans To Ensure Compatibility of Two Medical Management Systems
HRD-88-45: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) decentralized medical management system (DMMS) to determine: (1) if the developers of DMMS are adequately coordinating their efforts with resource allocation methodology system (RAM) officials to ensure that the data they produce will be compatible with RAM; and (2) the extent of VA plans for management oversig...
ADP Systems: Concerns About DOD's Composite Health Care System Development Contracts
IMTEC-87-25: Published: Jun 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) award of initial systems development contracts for the acquisition and implementation of the Composite Health Care System (CHCS).GAO found that: (1) DOD received six proposals for CHCS system development contracts, but it failed to conduct required discussions with offerers, which caused a 3-month program delay and increased costs; (2) DOD did not att...
VA Health Care: Issues and Concerns for VA Nursing Home Programs
HRD-86-111BR: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1986.
GAO identified issues Congress may want to address in reviewing the Veterans Administration's (VA) proposal to increase resources for VA-supported state and community nursing home programs since they are less costly than the VA-owned nursing home program.GAO found several issues which would have an effect on VA ability to deliver nursing home care in fiscal year 1987 and beyond, including: (1) whe...