Health care programs (51 - 60 of 68 items)
Concerns About Report on the Veterans' Administration Medical Program in the Republic of the Philippines
HR-7-204: Published: Jun 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
This document concerns Congressional concern that a GAO report on the Veterans Administration (VA) medical program in the Republic of the Philippines contained certain material taken out of context. Congress was concerned about a difference between the positions of the Department of State and the VA as related to the Congressional Committee and as related to GAO. Finally, Congress asked why GAO di...
Survey of VA Outpatient Medical and Dental Program
089547: Aug 10, 1976
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Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...
Providing Veterans With Service-Connected Dental Problems Higher Priority at VA Clinics Could Reduce Fee-Program Costs
HRD-81-82S: Published: May 24, 1982. Publicly Released: May 24, 1982.
GAO provided a supplement reviewing the Veterans Administration's (VA) comments on a report on the VA dental program. In analyzing the VA comments, GAO compared the extent of dental care currently provided to inpatients by VA with dental care provided to inpatients in military facilities and other non-VA hospitals.GAO believes its analysis of the VA comments and the supplementary data on the exten...
Opportunity To Reduce the Cost of Building VA Medical Facilities
HRD-82-28: Published: Dec 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical facility construction program. GAO concentrated on: (1) the reasons for cost growth in the program; (2) the reasons for large numbers of changes to design and construction contracts; and (3) the costs that these changes added to projects.The VA construction program has changed significantly since the projects GAO reviewed were...
Views on H.R. 3971
B-204289: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed legislation which would direct the Comptroller General to assign one employee of GAO to each Veterans Administration (VA) facility providing hospital care. The employee would function as an ombudsman, investigating and reporting on patients' complaints of inadequate health care or treatment. GAO was also asked for the estimated costs of the proposal. Many organ...
Cost of VA Medical Care to Ineligible Persons Is High and Difficult To Recover
HRD-81-77: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO reviewed the extent to which the Veterans Administration (VA) has strengthened its administrative controls to preclude providing medical care to persons who were found not to be properly entitled to veterans' benefits.Despite recommendations previously made by GAO to improve eligibility determinations, VA has done little to prevent or minimize the abuse of medical benefits by ineligibles. Indi...
S. 266, a Bill To Establish a Federal Interagency Medical Resources Committee
115544: Jun 17, 1981
Comments were presented on two recently introduced legislative proposals to encourage the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) to cooperate more fully in providing health care to Federal beneficiaries both during peacetime and in the event of war. S. 266 would establish a Federal interagency medical resources committee to ensure, through increased sharing, the most effi...
VA Contract Hospitalization Program: Timely Transfers of Veterans From Non-VA Hospitals to VA Medical Centers Can Reduce Costs
HRD-81-88: Published: May 12, 1981. Publicly Released: May 12, 1981.
GAO was requested to provide information on the Veterans Administration's (VA) contract hospitalization program. The review was made to evaluate the VA procedures for transferring patients from public and private hospitals to VA health care facilities and identify areas where savings can be achieved. The contract hospitalization program, in addition to other fee basis medical programs, is administ...
VA Home Care Program Is a Cost-Beneficial Alternative to Institutional Care and Should Be Expanded
HRD-81-72: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
Home health care is generally recognized as a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to prolonged hospital and nursing home care. GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) hospital-based home care program. The objective of the review was to evaluate the program's effectiveness as an alternative to institutional medical care and its potential for expansion.GAO believes that the potential f...