Medicaid (1 - 10 of 44 items)
Medicare Advantage: Action Needed to Ensure Appropriate Payments for Veterans and Nonveterans
GAO-16-137: Published: Apr 11, 2016. Publicly Released: May 11, 2016.
In fiscal year 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system provided $2.4 billion in inpatient and outpatient services to the 833,684 veterans enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA), a private plan alternative to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), generally pa...
VA Long-Term Care: Changes In Service Delivery Raise Important Questions
GAO-04-425T: Published: Jan 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2004.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is likely to see a significant increase in long-term care need over the next decade. The number of veterans most in need of longterm care services--those 85 years old and older--is expected to increase from about 870,000 to 1.3 million over this period. Many of these veterans will rely on VA to provide or pay for nursing home care or noninstitutional service...
Means-Tested Programs: Determining Financial Eligibility Is Cumbersome and Can Be Simplified
GAO-02-58: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
About 80 means-tested federal programs assisted low-income people in 1998. GAO reviewed 11 programs that assisted families and individuals with income, food, medical assistance, and housing. Despite substantial overlap in the populations they serve, the 11 programs varied significantly in their financial eligibility rules. At the most basic level, the dollar levels of the income limits--the maximu...
VA Health Care: Supply of Nursing Home Beds Is Sufficient to 2005 in the Detroit, Michigan, Area
HEHS-00-164R: Published: Aug 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) needs assessment of nursing home care in Detroit, Michigan.GAO noted that: (1) VA's conclusion in its assessment--that the supply of beds available to VA in 2005 will be sufficient to meet VA's needs--is likely to be correct; (2) even allowing for underestimates by VA regarding demand for nursing home care a...
Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-12(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area as of April 15, 1997...
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits: Effects of Revised HCFA Policy on Veterans' Use of Benefits
HEHS-97-72R: Published: Mar 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) historical purpose of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) aid and attendance (A&A) benefits and the policies affecting the use of these benefits; (2) medical, demographic, and economic characteristics of veterans who receive these benefits; and (3) impact of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) 1994 A&A pol...
Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-12(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Veterans' Affairs and Military Health Care issue area as of January 2, 1997...
VA Health Care: Better Data Needed to Effectively Use Limited Nursing Home Resources
HEHS-97-27: Published: Dec 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) nursing home programs, focusing on: (1) the distribution of veterans in VA, community, and state veterans nursing homes; (2) the costs to VA for VA, community, and state veterans nursing homes; (3) the factors affecting VA's use of community and state veterans nursing homes; and (4) whether VA...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-97-42W: Published: Dec 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in August through November 1996 relating to such issues as: (1) health; (2) education; (3) employment; (4) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (5) veterans' affairs and military health...
VA Health Care: Improving Veterans' Access Poses Financial and Mission-Related Challenges
HEHS-97-7: Published: Oct 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to establish health care access points to provide outpatient care for veterans who are geographically distant from VA hospitals.GAO found that: (1) the new access points represent a proactive effort to transition from a direct delivery system to an integrated network of VA-operated hospitals and VA a...