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VA - 10793 - President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans - Presidential
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's VeteransAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number10793
Original Establishment Date5/28/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/31/2003Committee URLhttp://www.presidentshealthcare.org
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date9/7/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chair
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gail
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13214Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Wilensky
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13214Designated Federal Officer Phone*703-696-9466
Effective Date Of Authority*5/28/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The President's charge to the Task Force was to identify ways to improve health care delivery to VA and DoD beneficiaries through better coordination and improved business practices. In July 2002, the Task Force presented preliminary findings in its Interim Report. The Task Force's conclusions, including 23 recommendations for action, are presented in its Final Report (May 2003). This can be viewed at www.va.gov.
How is membership balanced?*The Task Force is comprised of 15 members appointed by the President. Two of the 15 members serve as co-chairs of the Task Force. The Task Force membership includes health care experts, officials familiar with VA and DoD health care systems, and representatives from veterans and military service organizations. Experts or consultants may be engaged, to the extent permitted by law, to assist the Task Force.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Task Force members visited numerous VA and DoD health care facilities around the country, conducted focus groups with beneficiaries, and met with many beneficiary organizations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Task Force is established by Executive Order 13214, dated May 28, 2001. The Task Force has access to the collective knowledge of federal and private health care experts familiar with VA and DoD health care systems, and military service organizations. VA and DoD cannot otherwise continuously engage the collective knowledge of experts in these domains without the establishment of an appropriate advisory council.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings were not closed.
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*23Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*60.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentVA has indicated either full or partial support for 21 of the 23 recommendations contained in the Task Force Final Report.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentVA has indicated either full or partial support for 21 of the 23 recommendations contained in the Task Force Final Report.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Task Force conduced a significant review of VA and DoD health care delivery systems, identified ways to improve health care delivery to VA and DoD beneficiaries through better coordination and improved business practices, and in the Final Report issued 23 recommendations to enhance health care access and efficiency as well as provide a more seamless transition for those moving from military service to veteran status. The Task Force review, findings and recommendations are directly linked to assisting VA in meeting its health care mission and support three of VA's strategic goals.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$273,623.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$69,777.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$53,722.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,409,472.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$1,806,594.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016300President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans2002
 COM-017298President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans2001