VON Podcast: Unpaid Postage Bill Delays Critical Cancer Screenings

In this latest episode of Veteran Oversight Now, our hotline director describes how an unpaid postage bill delayed VA’s receipt of patients’ colon cancer tests and how VA resolved the issue. This edition also includes highlights of the VA OIG’s work from January 2024.      

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VON Podcast: Unpaid Postage Bill Delays Critical Cancer Screenings

February 22, 2024

In this latest episode of Veteran Oversight Now, our hotline director describes how an unpaid postage bill delayed VA’s receipt of patients’ colon cancer tests and how VA resolved the issue. This edition also includes highlights of the VA OIG’s work from January 2024.      

Former VA Pharmacy Tech Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Prescription Medications from Veterans

A former VA pharmacy tech sentenced to prison for stealing prescription medications from veterans.

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Former VA Pharmacy Tech Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Prescription Medications from Veterans

February 22, 2024

A former VA pharmacy tech sentenced to prison for stealing prescription medications from veterans.

Rating Schedule Updates for Hip and Knee Replacement Benefits Were Not Consistently Applied

The VA OIG reviewed the effectiveness of VBA’s implementation of the changes to the rating schedule specifically for hip and knee replacements or resurfacing.

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Rating Schedule Updates for Hip and Knee Replacement Benefits Were Not Consistently Applied

February 21, 2024

The VA OIG reviewed the effectiveness of VBA’s implementation of the changes to the rating schedule specifically for hip and knee replacements or resurfacing.

Congressional Testimony: EHR Modernization Deep Dive: Can the Oracle Pharmacy Software Be Made Safe and Effective?

Deputy Inspector General David Case testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization on February 15.

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Congressional Testimony: EHR Modernization Deep Dive: Can the Oracle Pharmacy Software Be Made Safe and Effective?

Deputy Inspector General David Case testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization on February 15.

Congressional Testimony: Is VA Illegally Spending Taxpayer Dollars in Its Compensation and Pension Programs?

Deputy Assistant Inspector General Brent Arronte testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs on February 14.

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Congressional Testimony: Is VA Illegally Spending Taxpayer Dollars in Its Compensation and Pension Programs?

Deputy Assistant Inspector General Brent Arronte testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs on February 14.

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Reports and Recommendations Published Within the Last 12 Months

170
Reports
821
Recommendations
$435M
Monetary Impact

The numbers totaled above are for published reports and recommendations only; the investigations and procurement-sensitive contract review totals can be found in the Semiannual Reports to Congress.

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