Health care cost control (21 - 30 of 38 items)
VA Health Care: VA's Efforts to Maintain Services for Veterans With Special Disabilities
T-HEHS-98-220: Published: Jul 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its ongoing work on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to comply with section 104 of the Veterans Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, focusing on whether VA: (1) is maintaining capacity with reasonable access to specialized care; and (2) has data that are sufficiently reliable to monitor and report on compliance.GAO noted tha...
Veterans' Health Care: Challenges Facing VA's Evolving Role in Serving Veterans
T-HEHS-98-194: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the future health care role of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) how VA's system transformation is progressing and what challenges VA faces as its role evolves; and (2) the relationship between VA's health care role and that of other public and private health benefits programs, including the effects changes in those program...
VA Health Care: Medicare Reimbursement for Services to Veterans
HEHS-98-145R: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposals that would give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) authority to collect Medicare reimbursement for care given to eligible veterans, focusing on the: (1) benefits VA's use of a Medicare health maintenance organization (HMO) demonstration may provide for veterans; (2) risks such a demonstration may pose for veterans; (3)...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-97-29W: Published: Oct 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in September 1996 and a listing of reports issued in June 1996 through September 1996 relating to such issues as: (1) health care reform; (2) Medicare and Medicaid; (3) higher education; (4) training and employment; (5) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (5) veterans' and military health care...
VA Health Care: Issues Affecting Eligibility Reform Efforts
HEHS-96-160: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various proposals that would simplify and expand eligibility for veterans' health care benefits.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system was neither designed nor intended to be the primary source of health care services for most veterans; (2) as the eligibility requirements for VA health care have evolved over the years, they have become incre...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Improve Veterans' Access to Primary Care Services
T-HEHS-96-134: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan to improve veterans' access to primary health care. GAO noted that: (1) by creating new access points, VA may be able to cost-effectively improve users' access to health care and reduce the inequities in veterans' access caused by geographic inaccessibility; (2) creating new access points may increase costs dramatically, since VA failure...
VA Health Care: Inadequate Planning in the Chesapeake Network
HEHS-95-6: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) planned construction of a new nursing home in the Baltimore, Maryland, area, focusing on whether VA used sound planning criteria in: (1) choosing the new nursing home site; and (2) developing its plans to replace the former medical center and nursing home.GAO found that: (1) VA did not soundly plan its const...
Veterans' Health Care: Implications of Other Countries' Reforms for the United States
HEHS-94-210BR: Published: Sep 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the veterans health care systems in Australia, Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom, focusing on: (1) why these countries implemented universal health care; (2) how eligibility for veterans health care benefits in these countries compares to that in the United States; (3) how the age and status of U.S. veterans compare to the veteran populations...
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...
VA Health Care: Potential for Offsetting Long-Term Care Costs Through Estate Recovery
HRD-93-68: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recoup the costs of providing nursing home and domiciliary care through an estate recovery program, focusing on: (1) the potential estimated savings; (2) program procedures that prevent undue hardships on affected veterans' family members; and (3) options for program administration.GAO fo...