Health services administration (21 - 30 of 30 items)
VA Health Care: Opportunities for Service Delivery Efficiencies Within Existing Resources
HEHS-96-121: Published: Jul 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system, focusing on ways that VA could: (1) operate more efficiently; (2) reduce the resources needed to meet veterans' health care needs; and (3) reorganize its health care system and create efficiency incentives.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system should be able to resp...
Veterans' Health Care: VA's Approaches to Meeting Veterans' Home Health Care Needs
HEHS-96-68: Published: Mar 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) meets veterans' home health care needs, focusing on: (1) the characteristics and services of the home health care programs VA uses; (2) the available data describing program costs; and (3) how VA ensures that veterans receive quality home care services.GAO found that: (1) most veterans rece...
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Resource Needs
T-HEHS-96-99: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
GAO discussed ways in which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could operate more efficiently and reduce resources needed to meet its mandatory care obligations. GAO noted that: (1) VA has overstated its resource needs to meet its mandatory care obligations because its projections do not reflect the expected decline in the veteran population or the amount of discretionary care it provides, ov...
VA Clinic Funding
HEHS-95-273R: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how two Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers financed their new free-standing primary care clinics to improve veterans' access to health care services. GAO noted that: (1) the two centers have financed their four new clinics from savings derived from local management initiatives to improve operating efficiency; (2) the...
Veterans' Health Care: Use of VA Services by Medicare-Eligible Veterans
HEHS-95-13: Published: Oct 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how various health care reforms could affect Medicare-eligible veterans' demands for health care services, focusing on the: (1) extent to which veterans use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain services not extensively covered under Medicare; and (2) income and private health insurance coverage of Medicare-eligible veterans who chose e...
VA Health Care Reform: Financial Implications of the Proposed Health Security Act
T-HEHS-94-148: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the financial and policy implications of the proposed Health Security Act's provisions for veterans' health care, which would: (1) transform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities into a series of managed care plans to compete with private-sector plans; (2) expand entitlement to comprehensive health care services for veterans choosing to enroll in a VA health plan; (3) author...
Veterans' Health Care: Most Care Provided Through Non-VA Programs
HEHS-94-104BR: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of veterans: (1) receiving services under non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) federal health programs and the cost of those services; and (2) using VA services that are eligible to receive care under other federal programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, 81 percent of veterans had private health insurance and 26 percent w...
VA Health Care: Use of Private Providers Should Be Better Controlled
HRD-92-109: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) controls for ensuring that it appropriately purchased private outpatient medical care.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1990, VA spent about $112 million for over 1 million private outpatient visits for 223,000 veterans; (2) some VA jurisdictions routinely authorized private care for veterans without determ...
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...
Better Patient Management Practices Could Reduce Length of Stay in VA Hospitals
HRD-85-52: Published: Aug 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals to determine whether VA: (1) was effectively managing its medical and surgical patients; and (2) could more efficiently reduce the length of stay for these patients.GAO found that, although the VA central office issued policy guidelines which recommended that more efficient patient management practices be used and recognized throughout the medica...