|Title:||Insufficient Oversight for Issuing Prosthetic Supplies and Devices|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
This audit assessed the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) oversight of the issuance of prosthetic supplies and devices to veterans. VA’s Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is the world’s largest provider of prosthetic devices and sensory aids. Prosthetics include not only artificial limbs, but any device that supports or replaces a body part or function such as wheelchairs and pacemakers. Sensory aids include hearing aids, optical prescriptions, low vision and mobility aids, or speech and communication aids. The cost of PSAS services increased from over $2.9 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016 to nearly $3.5 billion in FY 2019.