Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic Reviews at Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
Report Link: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-13-00026-10.pdf
Report Number: 13-00026-10
Issue Date: 11/13/2013
City/State: Belton, MO
Cameron, MO
Excelsior Springs, MO
Nevada, MO
Paola, KS
Warrensburg, MO
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CBOC Reports
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General reviewed the Kansas City VA Medical Center’s six Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) during the week of August 26, 2013. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the CBOCs provide veterans with consistent and safe high-quality health care. The review covered the clinical care components of women’s health cervical cancer screening and tetanus and pneumococcal vaccinations. We also randomly selected the following CBOCs for site visits and evaluated credentialing and privileging, environment of care, and emergency management processes: Belton CBOC, Belton, MO; Excelsior Springs CBOC, Excelsior Springs, MO; and Louisburg-Paola CBOC, Paola, KS. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made a total of nine recommendations to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility managers.