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The Department of Veterans Affairs has a statutory responsibility to offer networks of health care providers outside of its own system. But there’s a flaw in the contracts with network operators of the Veterans Community Care Program. With what needs fixing, the director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office, Sharon Silas spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Tom Temin: Ms. Silas, good to have you back.
Sharon Silas: Thanks for having me.
Tom Temin: Explain how this whole thing works, because VA has contracts with two