Veterans (61 - 70 of 85 items)
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: 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: VA Plans Will Delay Establishment of Hawaii Medical Center
HRD-92-41: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plans for establishing a medical center in Hawaii, focusing on whether: (1) VA could provide acute and long-term care services to the state's veterans sooner than planned; (2) VA has accurately projected acute care bed needs for Hawaii; and (3) excess bed capacity exists at the Department of Defense's (DOD)...
Veterans' Benefits: Savings From Reducing VA Pensions to Medicaid-Supported Nursing Home Residents
HRD-92-32: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) administration of its veterans' and survivors' pension program, focusing on: (1) reductions to pensions paid to veterans without dependents who receive Medicaid-supported nursing home care, expected to result from provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990; (2) estimates of additional...
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...
VA Health Care Cost Recoveries
T-HRD-90-40: Published: Jun 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) efforts to implement legislative requirements for medical care cost recovery. GAO found that VA: (1) collections exceeded its recovery costs; and (2) VA missed collection opportunities and needed more effective collection procedures. GAO believes that VA: (1) should develop a comprehensive plan to improve its recovery procedures; (2) needs imp...
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...
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
VA Health Care: Resource Allocation Methodology Should Improve VA's Financial Management
HRD-87-123BR: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Veterans Administration's (VA) new methodology for allocating resources among its medical centers, focusing on: (1) the objectives and function of the methodology; (2) how the methodology will improve VA financial management; (3) problems in VA implementation of the methodology; and (4) limitations on assessing the methodology's impact on VA he...
Hospital ADP Systems: VA Needs To Better Manage Its Decentralized System Before Expansion
IMTEC-87-28: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP) system, which services 172 medical centers, to determine: (1) the status of the decentralized system; (2) VA effectiveness in managing the system's development and implementation; and (3) the possibility of using three commercial systems VA tested as alternatives t...