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Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

Recent Podcasts

Produced by the VA OIG the podcast features staff interviews that provide context and perspective for a better understanding of the OIG's oversight work.

Episode 20180201-9: VA OIG January 2018 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for January 2018.

Episode 20180125-8: Healthcare Inspection Patient Mental Health Care Issues at a Veterans Integrated Network 16 Facility

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections Dr. Julie Kroviak and Senior Physician Dr. Alan Mallinger discuss the findings of the Healthcare Inspection – Patient Mental Health Care Issues at a Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 Facility.

Episode 20171231-7: VA OIG December 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for December 2017.

Episode 20171206-6: VA OIG November 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for November 2017.

Episode 20171128-5: VA OIG Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1 to September 30, 2017.

Inspector General Michael Missal discusses the OIG’s latest Semiannual Report to Congress that chronicles the OIG’s oversight of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs between April 1 and September 30, 2017. Pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 95-452, Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, this report presents the results of the OIG’s accomplishments during the reporting period April 1, 2017–September 30, 2017.

Episode 20171107-3: VA OIG October 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for October 2017.

Episode 20171102-4 *Updated: Patient Death Following Failure to Attempt Resuscitation, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Interview with Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Healthcare Inspections Dr. Julie Kroviak about Healthcare Inspection - Patient Death Following Failure to Attempt Resuscitation, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Episode 20171002-2: VA OIG September 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for September 2017.

Episode 20170922-1: Interview with VA Inspector General Michael Missal

Interview with VA Inspector General Michael Missal about his nearly first year and a half in office, recent changes in the VA OIG, where the OIG is focusing oversight efforts in the future to increase efficiency in VA programs and operations, and how the OIG is meeting its Mission, Vision and Values.

Episode 20170921-0: Opioid Prescribing to High-Risk Veterans Receiving VA Purchased Care

Interview with Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Healthcare Inspections Dr. Julie Kroviak about Healthcare Inspection - Opioid Prescribing to High-Risk Veterans Receiving VA Purchased Care