Department of Veterans Affairs: Payment for Inpatient and Outpatient Health Care Professional Services at Non-Departmental Facilities and Other Medical Charges Associated With Non-VA Outpatient Care
GAO-11-294R: Jan 3, 2011
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) new rule on payment for inpatient and outpatient health care professional services at non-departmental facilities and other medical charges associated with non-VA outpatient care. GAO found that (1) the final rule updates the VA medical regulations to apply Medicare payment methodologies to all inpatient and outpatient healthcare professional services and other medical charges associated with non-VA outpatient care; and (2) VA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.