Accession Number:

ADA622757

Title:

Defense Health Care Reform: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Defense Health Agency Maintains Implementation Progress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2015-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

In 2013, DOD created the DHA to provide administrative support for the services respective medical programs and combine common shared services to achieve cost savings. House Report 113-446 included a provision that GAO review DOD s progress in implementing the DHA. This report addresses the extent to which DOD has made progress in 1 assessing the personnel requirements of the DHA and its effect on MHS personnel levels 2 developing an approach to achieving cost savings through shared services and 3 fully developing performance measures to assess its shared services. GAO reviewed DOD s personnel requirements assessment process, business case analyses, and performance measures for the DHA s shared services. GAO compared this information with key management practices and DOD guidance. Additionally, GAO interviewed officials from the DHA and the military services. In addition to GAO s prior recommendations, GAO is making a number of recommendations related to the DHA s personnel requirements and approach to achieving cost savings. DOD concurred with all but one recommendation to develop a plan for reassessing its personnel requirements, partially concurring and citing existing guidance. GAO continues to believe that current guidance in this area is insufficient, and that DOD would benefit from a plan for reassessing its personnel needs as the DHA s missions and needs evolve.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE