VA/DOD Health Care Sharing: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, May 17, 2000
United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Health
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Halaman 33 - ... Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act). Specifically, the act authorizes VA medical centers (VAMC) and military treatment facilities (MTF) to become partners and enter into sharing agreements to buy, sell, and barter medical and support services. Over the past two decades, the sharing program has yielded benefits in both dollar savings and qualitative gains, illustrating what can be achieved when the two agencies work together to identify where excess capacity and...
Halaman 44 - Department has many activities underway to improve monitoring of individual health status and the continual medical monitoring and recording of hazards that might affect the health of service members. Medical Surveillance has been in effect for recent deployments to Southwest Asia, as well as for deployments to Bosnia, Croatia, and Hungary. Included are pre- and post-deployment medical briefings and individual health assessments, extensive environmental hazard monitoring in the theater of operations...
Halaman 33 - DoD should jointly assess how best to achieve the goals of health resource sharing, considering the changes that have occurred over the last decade in the VA and DoD health care systems and the populations they serve. This assessment should include a determination of the most cost-effective means of providing care to beneficiaries from the federal government's perspective - not just from the perspective of either VA or DoD.
Halaman 44 - DoD's Information Research Center. To date, they have linked DoD's Composite Health Care System (CHCS) and VA's Veterans Health Systems & Technology Architecture (VISTA), successfully tested clinical laboratory data exchange, and are accelerating the evaluation of off-the-shelf software in the automation of patient records. We have also agreed to pursue joint purchase of future health information systems, including a computerized...
Halaman 5 - I would be happy to respond to any questions you have. [The prepared statement of Ms.
Halaman 54 - Deputy Secretary of Defense Secretary of the Army Secretary of the Navy Secretary of the Air Force...
Halaman 11 - Again, thank you for your leadership and support of our nation's space program, and I look forward to your questions. [The prepared statement of Dr.
Halaman 26 - Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, it is a privilege to appear before you this morning' to present the program of economic assistance for South Vietnam.
Halaman 29 - Defense (DOD) provide health care services to more than 12 million beneficiaries and operate more than 700 medical facilities at a cost of about $34 billion annually. To promote more cost-effective use of these health care resources and more efficient delivery of care, in May 1982 the Congress enacted the VA and DOD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act).