Veterans affairs (71 - 76 of 76 items)
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: Offsetting Long-Term Care Costs by Adopting State Copayment Practices
HRD-92-96: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to offset the costs of providing nursing home and domiciliary care by increasing charges to veterans, focusing on the recovery of some costs from the estates of veterans or their survivors.GAO found that: (1) states have implemented or increased copayments for state veterans home residents...
VA Health Care: Inadequate Controls Over Scarce Medical Specialist Contracts
HRD-92-114: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to strengthen its management controls.GAO found that: (1) VA has not sufficiently improved its controls over medical specialist contracts to ensure that medical centers are avoiding contracting problems; (2) medical centers are not adequately justifying or providing adequate data for their p...
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 Health Care: Better Procedures Needed to Maximize Collections From Health Insurers
HRD-90-64: Published: Apr 6, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (1) collections from health insurers exceeded health care costs; and (2) had effective procedures to identify insured veterans and bill insurers and collect amounts owed.GAO found that: (1) VA collected only about one-third of the health care costs for medical services it provided to insured veterans...
Information on Veterans' Ability To Defray the Cost of Their Inpatient Care
HRD-85-63: Published: May 3, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) comprehensive reform of eligibility criteria for medical care which will include an income-based test for veterans with no service-connected disabilities. GAO determined the extent to which veterans under age 65 who received inpatient care had incomes that permitted them to pay for that care.GAO found that: (1) veterans with service-connected disabil...