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Debra Draper, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

The Defense Department has an extra layer of healthcare coverage it doesn't need. DoD's Family Health Plan offers premium health benefits for employees that can't access a TRICARE facility. But the Government Accountability Office says most of the people enrolled in the Family Health Plan have access to a TRICARE facility. Debra Draper is Director of Health Care Issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained where the FHP comes from, and why the Pentagon doesn't need it anymore.

Tags: GAO , TRICARE , In Depth

Monday - 08/11/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Debra Draper, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

The Defense Department's showing negative side effects from a rough transition to a new healthcare contractor in the western United States. Those side effects are because of a 21-billion dollar contract award to a healthcare administration company new to the TRICARE system. Debra Draper is director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office. She said on In Depth with Francis Rose that cost overruns and healthcare delays are cropping up because TRICARE management didn't pay close enough attention to the company's transition process.

Tags: DoD , GAO , TRICARE ,

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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More problems with VA scheduling systems revealed

The electronic wait system for keeping track of and monitoring initial primary-care appointments for new patients at Veterans Affairs medical facilities is not the only scheduling system at VA that's now under scrutiny. A separate system for monitoring VA patients' access to outpatient specialty care -- such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists and physical therapists is also "unreliable," according to GAO's Debra Draper, who testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Monday evening.

Tags: VA , House , Richard Griffin , GAO , Jack Moore , veterans , VHA

Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Debra Draper, Government Accountability Office

The Veterans Affairs department's inspector general says it will take until August before it finishes investigating allegations of manipulated waiting lists in the Phoenix VA medical system and elsewhere around the country. But even if the investigation doesn't uncover intentional falsification, there is one thing we do know, based on the work of the Government Accountability Office: VA's data on medical appointment wait times is, at the very least, unreliable. And has been for years. Debra Draper, director of Health Care Issues at GAO, testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs last week and joins In Depth with Francis Rose (guest hosted by Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu) to discuss VA's issues with appointment scheduling.

Tags: VA , GAO , In Depth

Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:16pm EDT
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Shinseki 'mad as hell' over veteran deaths, delayed treatment, but won't resign

The VA secretary promised the Senate Thursday that he will impose accountability for extended hospital wait times that may have led to veteran deaths, but not until investigations have run their course.

Tags: Jared Serbu , VA , GAO , Eric Shinseki , oversight , Jeff Miller , Carl Blake , management , Richard Griffin , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 03:40am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - August 27, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Russell Berman , Andres Grajales , Debra Roth

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 10:55am EDT

In Depth interviews - November 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Paul Royal , David Reist , Keith Willingham

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:57pm EST

In Depth interviews - August 27

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Kelman , Paul Wester , John Sarbanes ,

Monday - 08/27/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Patients at risk?: GAO investigates VA

GAO has found inconsistent compliance with the three VA purchasing and tracking requirements, creating potential risks to veterans' safety. Details from GAO's Dr. Debra Draper.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , VA , Suzanne Kubota , inventory management , management , techonolgy

Monday - 09/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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