Health care cost control (1 - 10 of 39 items)
Department of Veterans Affairs: Issues Related to Real Property Realignment and Future Health Care Costs
GAO-11-877T: Published: Jul 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2011.
This testimony discusses lifetime costs of supporting the newest generation of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates one of the largest health care delivery systems in the nation, providing care to a diverse population of veterans. VA operates about 150 hospitals, 130 nursing homes, and 820 outpatient clinics through 21 regional health care networks called Veterans Integrated...
Veterans' Health Care Budget Estimate: Changes Were Made in Developing the President's Budget Request for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
GAO-11-622: Published: Jun 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2011.
The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 requires GAO to report whether the amounts for the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care services in the President's budget request are consistent with VA's budget estimates as projected by the Enrollee Health Care Projection Model (EHCPM) and other methodologies. Based on the information VA provided, this report descri...
VA Health Care: Additional Efforts to Better Assess Joint Ventures Needed
GAO-08-399: Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2008.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have a long history of partnering to achieve more cost-effective use of health care resources. Their partnerships have evolved to include joint ventures--joint efforts to construct or share medical facilities. VA has maintained eight joint ventures with DOD across the country. VA has also developed partnerships, or affilia...
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Health Resources
GAO-05-310R: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2005.
Combined, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care services to about 16.8 million beneficiaries at an estimated cost of $58 billion for fiscal year 2005--$30.4 billion for DOD and $27.7 billion for VA. In 1982, the Congress passed the Veterans' Administration and Department of Defense Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Shar...
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Congress has long encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to share health resources to promote cost-effective use of health resources and efficient delivery of care. In February 2002, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs described VA and DOD health care resource sharing activities at nine locations. GAO was asked to describe the health resource sh...
VA and Defense Health Care: Potential Exists for Savings through Joint Purchasing of Medical and Surgical Supplies
GAO-02-872T: Published: Jun 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent $500 million and the Department of Defense (DOD) spent $240 million for medical and surgical supplies in fiscal year 2001. Since the 1980s, To achieve greater efficiencies through improved acquisition processes and increased sharing of medical resources, VA and DOD signed a memorandum of agreement in 1999 to combine their buying power. VA and DOD saved...
Veterans' Health Care: Fiscal Year 2000 Budget
HEHS-99-189R: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) plans to spend an additional $900 million requested for veterans' medical care and the likelihood of VHA's achieving its proposed management efficiency savings.GAO noted that: (1) VHA intends to spend an additional $900 million appropriation for expenditures that were originally to be financ...
VA Health Care: Progress and Challenges in Providing Care to Veterans
T-HEHS-99-158: Published: Jul 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) new system for enrolling veterans for health care.GAO noted that: (1) since implementing its enrollment system at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 1999, VA has enrolled about 4 million veterans and its health care expenditures for these enrollees are on track with VA's projections; (2) however, each of the...
Veterans' Affairs: Observations on Selected Features of the Proposed Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
T-HEHS-99-125: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act, which would modify policies and practices of the health care system operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) the draft bill's facility service realignment, long-term care, and cost-sharing provisions should help facilitate VA's continuing transformation of its health...
Veterans' Affairs: Progress and Challenges in Transforming Health Care
T-HEHS-99-109: Published: Apr 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in transforming health care, focusing on: (1) VA's transformation progress to date; (2) challenges that remain to be confronted; and (3) the implications for VA's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget.GAO noted that: (1) VA's transformation continues to make significant progress; (2) over the la...