Health care programs (121 - 130 of 134 items)
Cost of VA Medical Care to Ineligible Persons Is High and Difficult To Recover
HRD-81-77: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO reviewed the extent to which the Veterans Administration (VA) has strengthened its administrative controls to preclude providing medical care to persons who were found not to be properly entitled to veterans' benefits.Despite recommendations previously made by GAO to improve eligibility determinations, VA has done little to prevent or minimize the abuse of medical benefits by ineligibles. Indi...
S. 266, a Bill To Establish a Federal Interagency Medical Resources Committee
115544: Jun 17, 1981
Comments were presented on two recently introduced legislative proposals to encourage the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) to cooperate more fully in providing health care to Federal beneficiaries both during peacetime and in the event of war. S. 266 would establish a Federal interagency medical resources committee to ensure, through increased sharing, the most effi...
VA Contract Hospitalization Program: Timely Transfers of Veterans From Non-VA Hospitals to VA Medical Centers Can Reduce Costs
HRD-81-88: Published: May 12, 1981. Publicly Released: May 12, 1981.
GAO was requested to provide information on the Veterans Administration's (VA) contract hospitalization program. The review was made to evaluate the VA procedures for transferring patients from public and private hospitals to VA health care facilities and identify areas where savings can be achieved. The contract hospitalization program, in addition to other fee basis medical programs, is administ...
VA Home Care Program Is a Cost-Beneficial Alternative to Institutional Care and Should Be Expanded
HRD-81-72: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
Home health care is generally recognized as a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to prolonged hospital and nursing home care. GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) hospital-based home care program. The objective of the review was to evaluate the program's effectiveness as an alternative to institutional medical care and its potential for expansion.GAO believes that the potential f...
A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: Health
OISS-81-8: Published: Jan 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1981.
Periodically, GAO produces a special publication dealing with information in a particular field. Health Bibliography contains references to documents concerning health, medicine, health care management, and environmental hazards among other topics. The publication also includes references to audit reports, staff studies, speeches, testimonies, and other GAO documents. The bibliography can be used...
Assessment of Information Needs for Veterans Administration, Department of Medicine and Surgery
PAD-79-8: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
The Veterans Administration (VA) medical care programs are significant because of the size of their appropriations and the very large numbers of patients treated. This Information Requirements Document contains recommendations for revising the display of budget and program information concerning the programs and activities funded through the medical care appropriation account and three related acc...
Better Services at Reduced Costs Through an Improved 'Personal Care' Program Recommended for Veterans
HRD-78-107: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
As part of outpatient care for veterans, the Veterans Administration (VA) operates a community care program in which veterans live in residences other than their own under VA supervision. Within this program, the personal care residence (PCR) program functions as an alternative to long-term institutionalization of psychiatric, medical, and surgical patients. In PCR, or foster home, a sponsor provi...
Survey of Selected Veterans Administration Fee-Basis Programs
HRD-78-108: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
A study was conducted of the Veteran's Administration (VA) fee-basis program at selected VA hospitals to evaluate the management of selected fee-basis medical services and to determine if any of the services provided on a fee basis could be performed by the VA. Veterans who are eligible for outpatient fee-basis treatment are issued a VA Outpatient Medical Treatment Information (ID) card. VA monito...
Review of the Efficiency of Veterans Administration Surgery Services
HRD-78-85: Published: Apr 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1978.
A review of outpatient surgery and preadmission testing programs being used in the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital system disclosed that opportunities exist, through increased use of these programs, to eliminate the need to hospitalize some veterans and to reduce the length of hospitalization for others. A review of a random sample of 233 surgical procedures from a universe of 6,382 procedur...
A Bill To Provide for Continuation of the VA Medical Program and Office in the Philippines
105414: Mar 16, 1978
H.R. 5029 would provide for continuation of the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Program and the VA office in the Philippines, the only foreign country in which the VA operates a comprehensive benefits program. In 1948, Congress authorized a program to provide medical benefits to Filipino veterans with service-connected illnesses and construction of a hospital in Luzon, now called the Veterans...