Health care facilities (61 - 70 of 75 items)
VA Health Care: Resource Allocations to Medical Centers in the Mid South Healthcare Network
GAO-04-444: Published: Apr 21, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
Since fiscal year 1997, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has relied primarily on its 21 health care networks to allocate resources to its medical centers. VA headquarters also directly allocates some resources to the medical centers. In addition, medical centers collect resources from third-party insurance payments and other sources. VA provides general guidance to\ networks for resource al...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Short-Term Progress Made, but Much Work Remains to Achieve a Two-Way Data Exchange Between VA and DOD Health Systems
GAO-04-271T: Published: Nov 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2003.
For the past 5 years, the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have been working to exchange health care data and create electronic records for veterans and active duty personnel. Such exchange is seen as a means of reducing the billions of dollars that the departments spend annually on health care services and making such data more readily accessible to those treating our country's approxi...
VA Health Care: Contract Labor Cost Analysis in RAND Study
GAO-03-579R: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent about $23 billion to provide health care to over 4 million veterans in fiscal year 2002. To provide this care, VA relied primarily on its own employees, totaling about 190,000. VA also used contract employees, sometimes referred to as contract labor, to provide these services. In response to the requirements of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform A...
VA Long-Term Care: Implementation of Certain Millennium Act Provisions Is Incomplete, and Availability of Noninstitutional Services Is Uneven
GAO-02-510R: Published: Mar 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent about $3.1 billion on long-term care in fiscal year 2001, This amount is likely to increase as the veteran population ages. VA provides or pays for long-term care in institutional settings, such as nursing homes, or in veteran's own homes and other community locations. The Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act of 1999 required VA to offer lo...
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 Medical Resources Allocation System
HEHS-95-252R: Published: Sep 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Resource Planning and Management System (RPM). GAO noted that: (1) RPM appears to be an improvement over previous VA resource allocation systems, since it forecasts expected workloads and provides data to better match resources to anticipated workloads; (2) RPM reduces the ability of facilities to take advan...
VA Health Care: Issues Affecting Eligibility Reform
T-HEHS-95-213: Published: Jul 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1995.
GAO discussed the issues affecting the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care eligibility reforms, focusing on the: (1) differences between eligibility for VA health care and the eligibility under typical public and private health insurance programs; (2) problems VA's eligibility provisions create for veterans and providers; (3) efforts to reform VA eligibility; and (4) options for offse...
VA Health Care: Tuberculosis Controls Receiving Greater Emphasis at VA Medical Centers
HRD-94-5: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on an outbreak of tuberculosis at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the outbreak; (2) VA management initiatives to strengthen tuberculosis controls at its medical centers; and (3) whether non-VA hospitals are experiencing similar tuberculosis outbreaks.GA...
Veterans' Benefits: Availability of Benefits in American Samoa
HRD-93-16: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) provision of medical services and other benefits, such as pensions and home loans, to veterans in American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) the medical facilities in American Samoa are limited; (2) supply problems have affected patient care; (3) the primary purpose of visiting doctors was to perform examinations fo...
VA Justification for Construction of Nursing Home Care Units at Amarillo, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona
HRD-85-80: Published: Aug 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for the two nursing home care unit construction projects proposed in its fiscal year 1986 budget to determine whether: (1) VA adequately considered local needs and resources and less costly alternatives to new construction; and (2) VA planners followed the Medical District Initiated Program Planning...