In performing our mandated oversight function, the VA OIG conducts investigations, audits, and health care inspections to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in VA activities, and to detect and deter criminal activity, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The results of our efforts are published in our oversight reports, which are available on our Oversight Reports page.
The Types of Oversight Reports We Publish
Investigative reports pertaining to allegations and conduct generally administrative and concerning high-ranking senior officials or matters of interest to Congress and the Department. View Reports
Assess the performance and management of a program. Audits follow the Government Accountability Office's, Government Auditing Standards. Reviews and Evaluations follow the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s, Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations. View Reports
Benefits Inspection Reports focus on claims processing and Veterans Service Center operations. Inspections follow the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s, Quality Standards for Inspections. View Reports
CAP reviews are part of OIG's efforts to ensure that quality health care services are provided to Veterans. CAP reviews provide cyclical oversight of VHA health care facilities; their purpose is to review selected clinical and administrative operations and to conduct fraud and integrity awareness briefings. View Reports
The purpose of the cyclical reviews is to assess whether CBOCs are operated in a manner that provides Veterans with consistent, safe, high-quality health care in accordance with VA policies and procedures. The CBOC inspection process consists of four components: CBOC site-specific information gathering and review, medical record reviews for determining compliance with VHA performance measures, onsite inspections, and CBOC contract review. View Reports
Healthcare Inspection Reports detail results of both individual investigations into the facts surrounding allegations made against VHA employees in the discharge of their clinical duties, as referred to the Office of Healthcare Inspections by VA OIG’s Hotline Division, or summary results of broader clinical reviews initiated by VA OIG’s Office of Healthcare Inspections, to examine the quality of medical services delivery on a systemic level throughout the VHA’s hospital infrastructure. View Reports