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Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

This is the final report addressing allegations of gross mismanagement of VA resources, criminal misconduct by senior leadership, systemic patient safety issues, and possible wrongful deaths at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The OIG found patients at the Phoenix VA Health Care System experienced access barriers that adversely affected the quality of primary and specialty care provided for them. More

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Healthcare Inspection - Follow-up Review of the Pause in Providing Inpatient Care VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, Fort Wayne, Indiana

OIG conducted an oversight review to follow up on the published report, Healthcare Inspection - Review of Circumstances Leading to a Pause in Providing Inpatient Care at the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Report No. 2013-00670-265 issued on August 2, 2013. At the time of our follow-up...More

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Audit of VBA's Efforts to Effectively Obtain Veterans' Service Treatment Records

This audit was Congressionally required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), in coordination with the Department of Defense (DoD) OIG, to examine the processes and procedures for transmitting service treatment records (STRs) and personnel records from...More

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Former VA Contractor Arrested In Connection With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Tampa Man Arrested for Stealing Veterans’ Information from James Haley VAMC Then Selling It for Use in Filing Fraudulent Tax Refunds...Read this press release

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Healthcare Inspection - Improper Closure of Non-VA Care Consults, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA

OIG conducted an inspection in response to a complaint, followed by a request from Congressman Jack Kingston, regarding alleged consult mismanagement at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA. We found that, in order to meet organizational goals, facility staff improperly “batch closed” more than 1,500 Non-VA Care...More

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Wentzville Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

Missouri Woman Admits To Stealing $138K in Veterans’ Benefits in the Name of Her Deceased Mother, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison and $250K Fine...Read this press release

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OIG Monthly Highlights

Read about our top reports and investigations in June 2014...Read the Monthly Highlights

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Review of Alleged Mail Mismanagement at VBA’s Baltimore VA Regional Office

On June 19, 2014, the Acting Director of the Baltimore VA Regional Office (VARO) alerted the OIG that approximately 8,000 documents and claims folders for 80 veterans were inappropriately stored in a supervisor’s office. Desk audits of staff office space performed by VARO management revealed about 1,500 additional documents containing...More

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Congressional Testimony - 7/14/2014

Statement of Linda A. Halliday Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Office of Inspector General Department of Veterans Affairs Before The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House Of Representatives Hearing On “Evaluation Of The More

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