Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic Reviews Minden (Carson Valley), NV; Auburn (Sierra Foothills), Chula Vista, and Escondido, CA
Report Number: 12-00581-27
Issue Date: 11/27/2012
City/State: Minden, NV
Auburn, CA
Chula Vista, CA
Escondido, CA
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 four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) during the week of July 16, 2012. CBOCs were reviewed in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 21 at Minden, NV; and Auburn, CA; and, in VISN 22, at Chula Vista and Escondido, CA. The purpose of the review was to assess whether CBOCs are operated in a manner that provides veterans with consistent, safe, high-quality health care. The review covered the following focused topic areas: women’s health, management of diabetes mellitus-lower limb peripheral vascular disease, heart failure follow-up, credentialing and privileging, environment and emergency management, and CBOC contracts. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made a total of 20 recommendations to the VISN.