Veterans Community Care Program: Immediate Actions Needed to Ensure Health Providers Associated with Poor Quality Care Are Excluded, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Highlights: "The VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] MISSION Act of 2018 established a new community care program, the VCCP [Veterans Community Care Program], aimed at providing care to veterans when it could not reasonably be delivered by providers at VA medical facilities. The act also requires VA to exclude from participation in the VCCP providers who lost a license for violating medical license requirements in any state or who VA removed from employment for quality of care concerns or otherwise suspended from VA employment. The VA MISSION Act included provisions for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to report on the implementation of restrictions on certain health care providers' participation in the VCCP. This report examines, among other issues, VA and contractor processes to implement these eligibility restrictions on provider participation in the VCCP."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/