Health care services (31 - 38 of 38 items)
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Financing Reforms on Demand for VA Services
T-HRD-93-12: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed the potential effects of health financing reforms on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system. GAO noted that: (1) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 18 percent if employer-mandated health insurance was available to workers or employers paid a tax to obtain health insurance; (2) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 47 percent u...
Health Care: Demonstration Project Concerning Future Structure of Veterans' Health Program
T-HRD-92-53: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on the potential effects of employer-mandated and universal health insurance proposals on the demand for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. GAO noted that: (1) any program that would expand insurance coverage among veterans could substantially reduce the demand for VA-sponsored care; (2) demand for VA inpatient services could drop by 18 percent if em...
VA Health Care: Modernizing VA's Mail-Service Pharmacies Should Save Millions of Dollars
HRD-92-30: Published: Jan 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) mail-service pharmacies, focusing on: (1) whether VA pharmacies efficiently and economically fill veterans' prescriptions; and (2) ways that VA could improve its mail pharmaceutical services.GAO found that: (1) although VA mail-service pharmacies are capable of filling prescriptions in 90-day quantities, mos...
Health Care for Hawaii Veterans
T-HRD-91-45: Published: Aug 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center on the grounds of the Tripler Army Medical Center. GAO noted that: (1) VA included adequate acute care capacity in the Tripler Center renovation to meet the current and future needs of Hawaii's veterans; (2) construction of 105 additional VA acute care beds will increase costs and decrease access to VA-s...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
VA Needs Better Control Over Its Payments to Private Health Care Providers
HRD-85-49: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
The Veterans Administration (VA) provides health care to most veterans at its own facilities; however, when circumstances prevent veterans from traveling to VA facilities, VA authorizes them to obtain care from private health care providers. GAO evaluated the VA system for determining how much to pay private health care providers.Under VA reimbursement criteria, the maximum reimbursable fee for an...
VA Justification for Construction of Nursing Home Care Units at Amarillo, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona
HRD-85-80: Published: Aug 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for the two nursing home care unit construction projects proposed in its fiscal year 1986 budget to determine whether: (1) VA adequately considered local needs and resources and less costly alternatives to new construction; and (2) VA planners followed the Medical District Initiated Program Planning...
Timely Establishment of Medical Care Recovery Rates Could Increase Recoveries
HRD-84-32: Published: Feb 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1984.
GAO summarized the results of its review of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) role in the establishment of the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical care recovery rates.VA is authorized to recover the reasonable value of medical services provided to certain patients treated at VA facilities and OMB is responsible for setting the rates used by VA in billing liable third parties. In addit...