Accountability (21 - 27 of 27 items)
Disabled Veterans' Care: Better Data and More Accountability Needed to Adequately Assess Care
HEHS-00-57: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: May 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) compliance with the requirements to maintain capacity and access for veterans with special disabilities, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of the conclusions in VA's fiscal year (FY) 1998 annual capacity report; and (2) challenges facing VA in managing its special disability programs.GAO noted that: (1) VA concl...
Observations on the Department of Veterans Affairs' Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
HEHS-99-138R: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan.GAO noted that: (1) VA's FY 2000 annual performance plan provides a g...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Departments of Defense, State, and Veterans Affairs
T-NSIAD/HEHS/AIMD-99-104: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the major management challenges and program risks confronting the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the management challenges DOD, State, and VA must address to improve the efficiency of their support functions; and (2) whether these departments are meeting performance and a...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Veterans Affairs
OCG-99-15: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) many VA facilities are deteriorating, inappropriately configured, or no longer needed because of their age and VA's shift in emphasis from providing specialized inpatient services to providing primary...
Results Act: Observations on VA's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Plan
HEHS-98-181R: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) annual performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999.GAO noted that: (1) overall, VA's FY 1999 performance plan, as supplemented by other parts of VA's FY 1999 budget submission, contains performance goals and measures that: (a) are presented in a manner that shows VA's intended performance, for comparison with actual performance; (b) cover all of...
The Veterans Benefits Administration: Clarifying Information on Implementing the Results Act Performance Requirements
HEHS-98-149R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided follow-up information on the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies' planning efforts in implementing the Results Act are still very much a work in progress; (2) GAO is continuing to assess federal agencies' implementation of the Results Act...
VA Health Care: VA Is Adopting Managed Care Practices to Better Manage Physician Resources
HEHS-97-87: Published: Jul 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on what the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is doing to manage its physician resources as well as how health maintenance organizations (HMO) manage their physician resources.GAO noted that: (1) VA is in the midst of making fundamental changes in its health care delivery system because of budgetary pressures and increasing competitio...