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Providing veterans with service-connected dental problems higher priority at VA clinics could reduce fee-program costs : report to the Honorable Alan Cranston, United States Senate

Author: Alan MacGregor Cranston; United States. General Accounting Office.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. General Accounting Office, [1981]
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GAO was requested to review selected aspects of the Veterans Administration's (VA) dental program. The review showed that fewer veterans with service-connected dental conditions would be referred to private dentists and, as a result, substantial savings would be achieved if VA: (1) established priorities for providing dental care in accordance with the Veterans Health Care Amendments of 1979; (2) insured that care  Read more...
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United States. General Accounting Office.
Providing veterans with service-connected dental problems higher priority at VA clinics could reduce fee-program costs.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. General Accounting Office, [1981]
(OCoLC)9754771
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan MacGregor Cranston; United States. General Accounting Office.
OCLC Number: 606557972
Notes: Cover title.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
"June 19, 1981."
"HRD-81-82."
"B-203441"--Prelimimary leaf.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource ([1] leaf, iv, 51 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: by the Comptroller General of the United States.

Abstract:

GAO was requested to review selected aspects of the Veterans Administration's (VA) dental program. The review showed that fewer veterans with service-connected dental conditions would be referred to private dentists and, as a result, substantial savings would be achieved if VA: (1) established priorities for providing dental care in accordance with the Veterans Health Care Amendments of 1979; (2) insured that care was provided only to veterans eligible for care; and (3) made better use of its dental personnel. The fee-basis was intended to be used only if a veteran was unable to obtain care from a VA facility because of geographical inaccessibility or because of the inability of the VA facility to provide the type of care required. However, VA uses the fee program primarily as a means of expanding its ability to provide routine dental services to inpatients with nonservice-connected dental conditions. By reducing the number of ineligible veterans provided dental services, VA clinics could increase their capacity to treat outpatients with service-connected dental conditions and further reduce fee-basis referrals. In a 1973 report, GAO stated that VA could reduce the number of fee-program referrals by increasing the productivity of VA dental clinics.

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