Physicians (41 - 50 of 53 items)
Birmingham VA Hospital Obtaining Reimbursement for Services of a Full-Time VA Doctor
B-166870: Published: Jun 1, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
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VA Claims Processing Improvements Can Aid in Improving Productivity
AFMD-82-86: Published: Jul 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1982.
GAO reviewed the productivity of the Veterans Administration's (VA) compensation, pension, and education benefits claims processing function.As a result of the review, GAO identified a number of operational changes that could lower costs and improve timeliness. Several of these suggestions have already been implemented at some locations and GAO believes that the potential for considerable cost sav...
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...
Alleged Irregularities at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Manhattan, New York
HRD-81-70: Published: Apr 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) investigation of alleged irregularities involving the surgical service at the Manhattan VA Medical Center. The review focused on the adequacy of the investigations conducted by the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and whether the Manhattan VA Medical Center has corrected the problems identified by OIG. The allegations included...
VA's Pharmacy Services to Nonhospitalized Veterans
HRD-79-109: Published: Aug 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1979.
In a 1977 report to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the Veterans Administration (VA) opposed proposed legislation concerning changes in pharmacy service to nonhospitalized veterans, because its method of dispensing drugs to these patients was satisfactory and economical, and the enactment of this legislation would increase the cost of providing such drugs and medicines over a 5-year per...
Improvements Needed in the VA Medical Residency Training Program
HRD-79-86: Published: Jun 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1979.
A review examined the extent to which the Veterans Administration (VA) has assumed responsibility for the graduate medical education of physicians and the effectiveness of VA management of the graduate medical program. Aspects studied included the authority for conducting graduate education in VA medical facilities, the adequacy of VA policies and regulations in guiding VA medical centers, and the...
The VA Health Manpower Assistance Program: Goals, Progress, and Shortcomings
HRD-79-8: Published: Mar 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1979.
The Veteran's Administration (VA) medical school assistance and health manpower training program was reviewed under its authorizing legislation to determine the extent to which this program was achieving the congressional intent of assisting the nation and VA in providing the best possible health care to veterans, and to analyze whether the program's allocated resources were reasonably improving t...
Veterans Administration's Outpatient Pharmacy Program at Selected Medical Centers
HRD-79-29: Published: Dec 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1979.
GAO evaluated the Veterans Administration's (VA) outpatient pharmacy program in order to determine if (1) addictive and habit-forming drugs are properly controlled, (2) maintenance drugs are received by patients in a timely manner and in adequate quantity, and (3) the authenticity of physicians' prescriptions is ascertained. VA has established extensive controls over drugs and other medication de...
Followup on VA's Use of Psychotherapeutic Drugs
105698: Apr 4, 1978
An April 1975 report on the Veterans Administration (VA) controls over the use of psychotherapeutic drugs resulted in the following recommendations: establish uniform guidelines for using psychotherapeutic drugs; establish a drug utilization review system and require the hospitals to implement it; and design an effective, ongoing education program. A followup review indicated that the Department o...