Veterans affairs (51 - 60 of 74 items)
VA Health Care: VA Is Struggling to Address Asset Realignment Challenges
T-HEHS-00-88: Published: Apr 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) management of the capital asset realignment process, focusing on: (1) VHA's progress to date; (2) any concerns regarding VHA's realignment process as designed; and (3) the potential effects of VHA's actions on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) capital budgeting process.GAO noted that: (1) VHA has b...
VA Health Care: Laundry Service Operations and Costs
HEHS-00-16: Published: Dec 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) laundry support services, focusing on: (1) the type and volume of laundry service VA provides; (2) how VA provides laundry services; (3) the cost VA incurs; and (4) the revenue VA generates from selling laundry services.GAO noted that: (1) VA's 210 Health Care Delivery Locations (HCDL) generate...
Defense Health Care: Tri-Service Strategy Needed to Justify Medical Resources for Readiness and Peacetime Care
HEHS-00-10: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) military health system (MHS), focusing on: (1) the need for national capital area (NCA) military treatment facilities (MTF) and DOD's strategy for assessing such needs; (2) identifying any obstacles hindering DOD's ability to make coherent needs assessments; and (3) whether current care coordinatio...
VA Health Care: Improvements Needed in Capital Asset Planning and Budgeting
HEHS-99-145: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) management of health care assets.GAO noted that: (1) VA's large, aged infrastructure could be the biggest obstacle confronting its efforts to transform itself from a hospital-based operator to a health care provider that relies on integrated networks of VA and non-VA providers to meet veterans' health care needs; (2) over the next few years, VA...
Veterans' Benefits Claims: Further Improvements Needed in Claims-Processing Accuracy
HEHS-99-35: Published: Mar 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regional offices' (RO) accuracy in processing disability claims, focusing on: (1) the extent of improvements made by the Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) system in measuring claims-processing accuracy; (2) additional efforts needed to strengthen the system; and (3) challenges the Veterans Benefits...
VA Health Care: Better Integration of Services Could Improve Gulf War Veterans' Care
HEHS-98-197: Published: Aug 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) provision of health care services to Gulf War veterans, focusing on: (1) the number of veterans VA and the Department of Defense (DOD) report as suffering from Gulf War-related illnesses and the criteria used to identify these illnesses; (2) how VA diagnoses, counsels, treats, and monitors Gul...
VA Health Care: Resource Allocation Has Improved, but Better Oversight Is Needed
HEHS-97-178: Published: Sep 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA): (1) implementation of the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation System (VERA); (2) monitoring of changes in health care delivery resulting from VERA; and (3) oversight of the network allocation process used to give veterans equitable access to services.GAO found that: (1) VERA shows promise for correcting...
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Enhance Montgomery and Tuskegee Service Integration
T-HEHS-97-191: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the integration of medical facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama.GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of GAO's work to date, it appears that both Atlanta network and Montgomery and Tuskegee facility officials have made a lot of progress in planning for this integration, and benefits have already been realize...
Gulf War Illnesses: Improved Monitoring of Clinical Progress and Reexamination of Research Emphasis Are Needed
NSIAD-97-163: Published: Jun 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the effectiveness of the government's clinical care and medical research programs relating to illnesses that members of the armed forces might have contracted as a result of their service in the Persian Gulf War, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to assess the quality of treatm...
VHA's Management Improvement Initiative
HEHS-96-191R: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in implementing health care system management improvement initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) VA is reducing its centrally funded activities by $170 million, equipment purchases by $26 million, and other headquarters-managed accounts by $89 million; (2) VA has deferred most decisions pertaining to the...