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

Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic and Primary Care Clinic Reviews at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Report Number: 14-00239-127 Download
Issue Date: 4/18/2014
City/State: Fort Wayne, IN
Peru, IN
Muncie, IN
South Bend, IN
Goshen, IN
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CBOC Reports
Release Type: Unrestricted

The VA Office of Inspector General reviewed the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and primary care clinics (PCCs) of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. The purpose of the review was to determine whether the CBOCs and PCCs provide safe, consistent, and high-quality health care for our veterans. The review covered the clinical care components of alcohol use disorder and medication management and evaluated if processes were in place for designated women’s health providers to maintain proficiency in women’s health. We also randomly selected the Peru, IN, CBOC for a site visit during the week of March 3, 2014, to evaluate the environment of care. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made six recommendations in the following reviews: Alcohol Use Disorder, Medication Management, and Designated Women’s Health Provider Proficiency.