Veterans (81 - 90 of 106 items)
Financial Management: Review of VA's Actuarial Model for Veterans' Compensation Benefits
AIMD-99-46: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) revised actuarial model for veterans' compensation benefits, focusing on whether: (1) VA's revised actuarial model complies with Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 5; and (2) future liability estimates can be improved.GAO noted that: (1) VA's revised model resulted in an estima...
The Results Act: Observations on VA's June 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
HEHS-97-174R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on: (1) VA's compliance with the Results Act's requirements and the draft plan's overall quality; (2) how well the draft plan addresses VA's statutory responsibilities; (3) how well the plan identifies cr...
Veterans' Benefits: Effective Interaction Needed Within VA to Address Appeals Backlog
HEHS-95-190: Published: Sep 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the need for organizations within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that are involved in processing claims to increase cooperation and coordination so that impediments to processing appeals can be identified and resolved.GAO found that: (1) legislation and Court of Veterans Appeals' rulings have forced VA to integrate new adjudication respons...
VA Savings Options
HEHS-95-165R: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several options to achieve budgetary savings in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system without adversely affecting the current level of services provided to low-income or disabled veterans. GAO noted that VA could achieve health care cost savings by: (1) shifting care from VA hospitals to alternative settings such as ambulatory...
VA Health Care: Restructuring Ambulatory Care System Would Improve Services to Veterans
HRD-94-4: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ambulatory care system, focusing on: (1) the factors that cause service delays; and (2) ways to improve efficiency and shorten veterans' waiting times in ambulatory care facilities.GAO found that: (1) the VA ambulatory care system forces veterans with nonurgent conditions to use VA emergency screening clinic...
Veterans Affairs Issues
OCG-93-21TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues relating to veterans affairs.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delivers a wide array of medical disability compensation, pension, housing, insurance, education, and burial services in more than 1,000 facilities at a cost of $34 billion annually; (2) to contain the rising federal defic...
VA Health Care: VA Did Not Thoroughly Investigate All Allegations by the Froelich Trust Group
HRD-92-141: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) investigation into allegations made by a veterans group, focusing on the thoroughness, objectivity, and conclusions drawn by VA investigators.GAO found that: (1) VA did not thoroughly investigate the allegation that its software integration procedures for its Decentralized Hospital Comp...
VA Health Care: Inadequate Controls Over Scarce Medical Specialist Contracts
HRD-92-114: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to strengthen its management controls.GAO found that: (1) VA has not sufficiently improved its controls over medical specialist contracts to ensure that medical centers are avoiding contracting problems; (2) medical centers are not adequately justifying or providing adequate data for their p...
Veterans' Benefits: Savings From Reducing VA Pensions to Medicaid-Supported Nursing Home Residents
HRD-92-32: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) administration of its veterans' and survivors' pension program, focusing on: (1) reductions to pensions paid to veterans without dependents who receive Medicaid-supported nursing home care, expected to result from provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990; (2) estimates of additional...
Veterans' Benefits: Millions in Savings Possible From VA's Matching Program With IRS and SSA
HRD-92-37: Published: Dec 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of using tax data to verify eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, focusing on: (1) VA access to, protection of, and use of the data received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) VA plans to verify the data received in contested cases; and (3) VA procedu...