Health care services (21 - 30 of 31 items)
VA and DOD Health Care: Efforts to Coordinate a Single Physical Exam Process for Servicemembers Leaving the Military
GAO-05-64: Published: Nov 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2004.
Servicemembers who leave the military and file disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be subject to potentially duplicative physical exams in order to meet requirements of both the Department of Defense's (DOD) military services and VA. To streamline the process for these servicemembers, the military services and VA have attempted to coordinate their physical exam requi...
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...
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Resources
GAO-04-495R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
Combined, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care services to about 12 million beneficiaries at an estimated cost of about $53 billion for fiscal year 2004--$26.7 billion for DOD and $26.5 billion for VA. In 1982 the Congress passed the VA and DOD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act) to promote more cost-effecti...
Veterans Affairs: Sustained Management Attention Is Key to Achieving Information Technology Results
GAO-02-703: Published: Jun 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made important progress in raising corporate awareness of the department's information technology (IT) needs and in taking actions to improve key areas of IT performance. Nevertheless, the department has significant work to accomplish in order to use IT investments to improve mission performance. VA has taken important steps in laying the groundwork for...
VA and Defense Health Care: Military Medical Surveillance Policies in Place, but Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-02-478T: Published: Feb 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established a medical surveillance system to respond to the health care needs of both military personnel and veterans. A medical surveillance system involves the ongoing collection and analysis of uniform information on deployments, environmental health threats, disease monitoring, medical assessments, and medical...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Better Planning and Oversight By VA, DOD, and IHS Would Enhance Health Data Sharing
GAO-01-459: Published: Apr 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2001.
In November 1997, the President called for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to create an interface that would allow the two agencies to share patient health information. By allowing health care providers to electronically share comprehensive patient information, computer-based patient record's (GCPR) should help VA, DOD, and the Indian Health Service (IHS...
DOD and VA Health Care: Jointly Buying and Mailing Out Pharmaceuticals Could Save Millions of Dollars
T-HEHS-00-121: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed what the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) have done and what more they could do to reduce drug prices and dispensing costs, focusing on the: (1) extent of joint DOD and VA drug contracting thus far and the prospects for further contracting; (2) prospects of DOD using VA's consolidated mail outpatient pharmacy (CM...
VA and Defense Health Care: Evolving Health Care Systems Require Rethinking of Resource Sharing Strategies
HEHS-00-52: Published: May 17, 2000. Publicly Released: May 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) and Department of Defense's (DOD) shared health care resources, focusing on: (1) the benefits gained from sharing; (2) the extent to which VA and DOD are sharing health care resources; and (3) barriers and challenges VA and DOD face in their efforts to share health resources.GAO noted that: (1...
VA and Defense Health Care: Rethinking of Resource Sharing Strategies is Needed
T-HEHS-00-117: Published: May 17, 2000. Publicly Released: May 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs'(VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) sharing of federal health care resources.GAO noted that: (1) while VA and DOD partners are sharing resources and have reported a number of benefits from this exchange, the majority of sharing is occurring under a few agreements and at a few facilities; (2) certain barrie...
Homelessness: Demand for Services to Homeless Veterans Exceeds VA Program Capacity
HEHS-94-98: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) activities related to homeless veterans, focusing on VA: (1) interaction with federal, state, local, and private organizations that provide services for homeless veterans; (2) discharge planning for homeless patients at VA medical facilities; and (3) progress in evaluating homeless veterans' needs.GAO found...