GAO Urges VA To Improve Medical Supply Purchase Program

Law360, Nashville (December 5, 2017, 10:12 PM EST) -- A program the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implemented to streamline its medical supply purchases lacked sufficient planning and oversight, meaning it hasn’t yet met its cost savings and efficiency goals and needs improvement, a government watchdog said Monday.

The initial implementation of the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor-Next Generation, or MSPV-NG, program was flawed, with poor planning and a lack of input from medical staff, among other factors, meaning it has yet to achieve the target usage rate or key metrics, the U.S. Government Accountability Office...
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