DOD and VA Health Care: Action Needed to Strengthen Integration across Care Coordination and Case Management Programs
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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In a May 2011 testimony before this subcommittee GAO-11-572T, based on a March 2011 report GAO-11-250, GAO highlighted challenges for the Federal Recovery Coordination Program FRCP, developed by the Departments of Defense DOD and Veterans Affairs VA to assist some of the most severely wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Specifically, GAO reported on challenges in FRCP enrollment, staffing needs, caseloads, and placement locations. GAO also cited challenges faced by the FRCP when coordinating with other VA and DOD programs, including DOD s Recovery Coordination Program RCP, which can result in duplication of effort and enrollee confusion. In this statement, GAO examines the status of DOD and VA s efforts to 1 implement GAO s March 2011 recommendations and 2 identify and analyze potential options to functionally integrate the FRCP and RCP. This statement is based on GAO s March 2011 report and updated information obtained in September 2011.
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