OIG report between 2014 – 2016 shows 1 million late payments made by VA to contracted health facilities

The report can be found at the following link.   (From the summary) VA’s Fee Basis Claims System from November 2014 through September 2016. The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) Office of Community Care (OCC) contracted with Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to process claims and pay Choice medical providers. During the 23-month audit period, OIG sampled from …

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Government Accountability Office report on continued failure with VA emergency care benefits despite 2014 report

This is news article was written by the journalist with KARE 11 out of Minnesota in September 2017. The report which also has a video component can be found here. This was a follow up to a 2014 Government Accountability Office report that the errors were causing veterans to pay for emergency care out of their …

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2016 Veteran suicide report by the Office of Suicide Prevention on 3 August 2016

2016 Suicide data report In 2014, an average of 20 Veterans died by suicide each day. Six of the 20 were recent users of VHA services in 2013 or 2014. ▪ In 2014, Veterans accounted for 18 percent of all deaths by suicide among U.S. adults and constituted 8.5 percent of the U.S. adult population …

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November 2017 GAO report finds the VA does not properly report doctors who fail to maintain ethical and medical standards

The following is an excerpt from a report released by the Government Accountability Office  (GAO) during November 2017. Full information below. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center (VAMC) officials are responsible for reviewing the clinical care delivered by their privileged providers—physicians and dentists who are approved to independently perform specific services—after concerns are raised. …

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