VA Office of Inspector General Releases Phoenix Consult Mismanagement Report
OIG review finds that the Phoenix VA Health Care System inappropriately discontinued consults for some patients in 2015.
OIG Monthly Highlights
Read about our top reports and investigations in September 2016 Inspector General Testifies Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Mr. Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, testified before the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, on September 27, 2016, on the results of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Audit of Compensation and Pension Benefit Payments to Incarcerated Veterans. Mr. Missal’s testimony pertained to necessary adjustments that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) needs to make regarding compensation and pension benefits for veterans incarcerated in Federal, state, or local penal institutions as required by Federal law. OIG also reported that there was a lapse in the computer matching agreement between VA and the Bureau of Prisons for almost 7 years so no matching was occurring with regards to veterans in Federal penal institutions. The lack of a computer matching agreement and a lack of focus on these non-rating claims indicate weak financial stewardship. In total, OIG estimated that overpayments by VBA on these cases alone totaled approximately $307.9 million. Mr. Missal was accompanied by Mr. Nick Dahl, Director, OIG’s Audits and Evaluations Division in Bedford, Massachusetts.
VA Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Falsifying the Medical Records of Hundreds of Veterans
Former VA employee sentenced to prison for falsifying medical records of veterans that delayed vital health care.
VA Office of Inspector General Receives Project Excellence Awards
CEO, CFO and VP Convicted in Nationwide Worker's Compensation Fraud Scheme
Company CEO, CFO, and VP convicted of conspiracy and health care fraud.
Kentucky Veteran Sentenced to Two Years in Prison after Federal Jury Found Him Guilty of Defrauding the Veterans Health Administration
Veteran sentenced to two years in federal prison for defrauding VA of nearly $700,000 in disability compensation.
North Carolina Couple Sentenced For Government Contract Fraud
SDVOSB fraud results in federal prison term for a North Carolina couple.