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VA and DOD Health Care: Opportunities to Maximize Resource Sharing Remain
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 required that the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) implement programs referred to as the Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) and the Demonstration Site Selection(DSS) to increase health care resource sharing between the departments. The act requires GAO to report on (1) VAs and DODs progress in implementing the programs. GAO also agreed with the committees of jurisdiction to report on (2) the actions taken by VA and DOD to strengthen resource sharing and opportunities to improve upon those actions and(3) whether VA and DOD performance measures are useful for evaluating progress toward achieving health care resource sharing goals
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