Veterans benefits (51 - 60 of 62 items)
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...
Medicaid: Changes in Drug Prices Paid by VA and DOD Since Enactment of Rebate Provisions
HRD-91-139: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the effects of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA), which requires drug manufacturers to give rebates to state Medicaid programs based on the discounts offered to large purchasers, focusing on: (1) how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) prescription drug prices had changed;...
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 Health Care: Support Lacking for Mission Change at Miles City, Montana, Medical Center
HRD-87-13: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) proposal to change the Miles City, Montana, medical center from a predominately acute care to a predominately extended care facility, specifically: (1) the justification for the proposed change; (2) whether the change would be in the best interests of area veterans; and (3) how easily VA could implement the cha...
VA Health Care: Opportunities Still Exist for Reducing Fee-Basis Pharmacy Costs
HRD-86-66: Published: Mar 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1986.
GAO followed up on its 1983 report which recommended that the Veterans Administration (VA): (1) reduce the number and cost of prescriptions filled by private pharmacies on a VA-reimbursable, fee-for-service basis; (2) strengthen its efforts to identify prescriptions that should not have been filled by private pharmacies; and (3) deny payments if veterans fail to use VA pharmacies after being asked...
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 Recoveries From Private Health Insurance and Proposed Means Test To Determine Eligibility for VA Health Care
127199: Jun 20, 1985
GAO discussed two reports relating to the Veterans Administration's (VA) provision of health care to veterans with non-service-connected medical conditions and disabilities. In the first report, GAO recommended the passage of legislation authorizing VA to recover the costs of care provided to privately insured veterans with such conditions. GAO believes that VA could have recovered between $98 mil...
Legislation To Authorize VA Recoveries From Private Health Insurance Would Result in Substantial Savings
HRD-85-24: Published: Feb 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1985.
GAO conducted a review to determine the potential for insurance recovery of a portion of the Veterans Administration's (VA) costs incurred for the treatment of veterans' non-service-connected medical conditions. As part of the study, GAO sent a questionnaire to a random sample of veterans who were discharged from VA hospitals and asked whether they were covered under a health insurance policy.GAO...
Opportunities To Reduce Fee-Basis Pharmacy Costs
HRD-83-83: Published: Sep 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) efforts to reduce the number and cost of prescriptions filled by private pharmacies on a VA-reimbursable fee-for-service basis.GAO found that, in fiscal year 1982, VA paid private pharmacies about $10.5 million in prescriptions for veterans with service-connected disabilities. VA determined that only about 5 percent of the fee-basis prescriptions nee...