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 20190808-36: VA OIG July 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for July 2019.

Episode 20190729-35: VA OIG June 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for June 2019.

Episode 20190430-34: VA OIG April 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for April 2019.

Episode 20190328-33: VA OIG March 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for March 2019.

Episode 20190320-32: Review of Hepatitis C Virus Care

The OIG’s David Vibe, Glenn Schubert, and Dr. Patrice Marcarelli discuss the Veterans Health Administration’s treatment of hepatitis C and the use of new direct-acting antivirals that can cure hepatitis C.

Episode 20190314-31: Falsification of Blood Pressure Readings

The OIG’s Vickie Coates and Dr. Thomas Wong discuss how two providers at VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics recorded false blood pressure readings in patient medical records. They cover the importance of recording vital signs as the first steps in a medical appointment and the proper protocols when a patient has elevated blood pressure recordings.

Episode 20190305-30: VA OIG February 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for February 2019.

Episode 20190207-29: VA OIG January 2019 Highlights

Highlights of the VA OIG’s oversight activities for January 2019.

Episode 20190117-28: VA OIG December 2018 Highlights

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

Episode 20181213-27: VA OIG November 2018 Highlights

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

Episode 20181127-26: Healthcare Inspection Review of Two Mental Health Patients Who Died by Suicide, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

The OIG’s Dr. Alan Mallinger and Lauren Olstad discuss the quality of mental health care provided to two patients at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison, Wisconsin, and the benefits, concerns, and controls necessary to use psychiatric clinical pharmacists for mental health care supervised by psychiatrists.

Episode 20181031-25: VA OIG October 2018 Highlights

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

Episode 20181016-24: Illicit Fentanyl Use and Urine Drug Screening Practices in a Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at the Bath VA Medical Center, New York

OIG staff discuss the findings and recommendations from the report Illicit Fentanyl Use and Urine Drug Screening Practices in a Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at the Bath VA Medical Center, New York. The report addressed concerns regarding illicit fentanyl use and urine drug screening (UDS) practices at the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP), Bath VA Medical Center, New York.

Episode 20181003-23: VA OIG September 2018 Highlights

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

Episode 20180906-22: VA OIG August 2018 Highlights

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