Medicare (21 - 23 of 23 items)
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...
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...
Duplicate Payments for Medical Services by VA and Medicare Programs
HRD-80-10: Published: Oct 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1979.
A review was performed to determine the number of duplicate payments made by the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Medicare programs for certain services provided to veterans eligible for both programs. The review, which was performed in Florida and California, dealt with three VA medical service categories: unrestricted outpatient medical care, contract hospitalization with prior VA authorizat...