Health care planning (1 - 10 of 22 items)
VA Health Care: Additional Efforts to Better Assess Joint Ventures Needed
GAO-08-399: Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2008.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have a long history of partnering to achieve more cost-effective use of health care resources. Their partnerships have evolved to include joint ventures--joint efforts to construct or share medical facilities. VA has maintained eight joint ventures with DOD across the country. VA has also developed partnerships, or affilia...
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Resources
GAO-04-495R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
Combined, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care services to about 12 million beneficiaries at an estimated cost of about $53 billion for fiscal year 2004--$26.7 billion for DOD and $26.5 billion for VA. In 1982 the Congress passed the VA and DOD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act) to promote more cost-effecti...
Veterans' Affairs: Observations on Selected Features of the Proposed Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
T-HEHS-99-125: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act, which would modify policies and practices of the health care system operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) the draft bill's facility service realignment, long-term care, and cost-sharing provisions should help facilitate VA's continuing transformation of its health...
Veterans' Health Care: Challenges Facing VA's Evolving Role in Serving Veterans
T-HEHS-98-194: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the future health care role of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) how VA's system transformation is progressing and what challenges VA faces as its role evolves; and (2) the relationship between VA's health care role and that of other public and private health benefits programs, including the effects changes in those program...
VA Community Clinics: Networks' Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Vary
HEHS-98-116: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) use of community-based clinics to improve veterans' access to primary care, focusing on: (1) VHA's planning process for new community-based clinics; (2) networks' implementation of VHA's planning guidelines; and (3) VHA and network oversight of clinic operations.GAO noted that: (1) VHA has s...
VA Health Care: Issues Affecting Eligibility Reform Efforts
HEHS-96-160: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various proposals that would simplify and expand eligibility for veterans' health care benefits.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system was neither designed nor intended to be the primary source of health care services for most veterans; (2) as the eligibility requirements for VA health care have evolved over the years, they have become incre...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Services
T-HEHS-96-134: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan to improve veterans' access to primary health care. GAO noted that: (1) by creating new access points, VA may be able to cost-effectively improve users' access to health care and reduce the inequities in veterans' access caused by geographic inaccessibility; (2) creating new access points may increase costs dramatically, since VA failure...
VA Health Care: Exploring Options to Improve Veterans' Access to VA Facilities
HEHS-96-52: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on veterans' use of Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical facilities, focusing on: (1) users' characteristics; (2) the geographic accessibility of VA and private medical facilities that provide standard benefits; and (3) options to improve accessibility of VA health care.GAO found that: (1) in the early 1990s, over 80 percent of...
VA Health Care: Need for Brevard Hospital Not Justified
HEHS-95-192: Published: Aug 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans to provide accessible medical and other services to veterans in East Central Florida, focusing on: (1) VA acquisition of the former Orlando Naval Hospital; (2) whether the conversion of the hospital to a nursing home is the most economical use of VA resources; and (3) whether more prudent and economica...
VA Health Care: Inadequate Planning in the Chesapeake Network
HEHS-95-6: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) planned construction of a new nursing home in the Baltimore, Maryland, area, focusing on whether VA used sound planning criteria in: (1) choosing the new nursing home site; and (2) developing its plans to replace the former medical center and nursing home.GAO found that: (1) VA did not soundly plan its const...