|Title:||Bulk Payments Made under Patient-Centered Community Care/Veterans Choice Program Contracts|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) Office of Community Care (OCC) to determine the accuracy of bulk payments made to third party administrators (TPAs) under contracts that include care provided through the Veterans Choice Program. The OIG found about $66.1 million in duplicate payments and $35.3 million in three other payment error types, for a total of $101.4 million in estimated overpayments to the TPAs from March 4, 2016, to March 31, 2017.