The same independent auditor that accredited Veterans Affairs hospitals where multiple patients died from delays in care—and in some cases named them as “top performers”—has been chosen by the VA to complete a new review of those same hospitals.
Numerous news outlets have misrepresented the findings of a recent report by the Department of Veteran Affairs Inspector General. The report reviewed allegations that tie patient deaths to wait times at the Phoenix Veteran Health Care System (PVAHCS).
The Department of Veterans Affairs depicted dissatisfied veterans as “Oscar the Grouch” in training materials obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
President Obama announced several new initiatives that would improve mental health treatment for service members and veterans, but most of his proposals were not new, Air Force Times reports.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs spent nearly $1.5 billion on green energy projects, upgrading facilities, and fixing headstones at national cemeteries even as veterans were denied service due to lengthy wait times.
The Department of Veterans Affairs misled Congress and the public about the number of veterans who were seriously injured or killed because of delays in care, the House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman said Monday in response to new documents obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.
An audit of internal Veterans Affairs documents revealed manipulation of data and cases of staff intimidation to hide delays in medical care for veterans, USA Today reports.