VA and Defense Health Care: Evolving Health Care Systems Require Rethinking of Resource Sharing Strategiesby Ann Calvaresi-Barr
The VA & the DoD provide health care services to more than 12 mill. beneficiaries. In May 1982 the Congress enacted the VA & DoD Health Resources Sharing & Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act). The GAO has identified several eligibility & reimbursement policies that have limited sharing between VA & DoD; legislation has been enacted to remove these obstacles. This report: (1) describes the benefits gained from sharing; (2) determines the extent to which VA & DoD are sharing health care resources; &(3) identifies any barriers & challenges VA & DoD face in their efforts to share health resources. Charts & tables.
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