VA Secretary Shulkin on Agreement Reached on Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce

WASHINGTON — On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nation’s Veterans, I want to commend the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on their agreement on legislation that will greatly benefit Veterans. Recently, Continue reading VA Secretary Shulkin on Agreement Reached on Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce

Senator Collins Continues to Protect Northern Maine Veterans’ Access to Health Care

For Immediate Release July 17, 2017 Contact: Annie Clark/Christopher Knight 202-224-2523 Senator Collins Continues to Protect Northern Maine Veterans’ Access to Health Care The Appropriations Committee approved a provision authored by Senator Collins to preserve ARCH access Washington, D.C. –U.S. Continue reading Senator Collins Continues to Protect Northern Maine Veterans’ Access to Health Care

Review of VHA Care and Privacy Standards for Women Veterans

OIG conducted a congressionally-requested review to evaluate VHA’s provision of care for women veterans, both general and gender-specific, proficiencies of Designated Women’s Health Providers (DWHPs), and VHA facilities’ compliance to privacy standards for women veterans. We found that 82.5 and Continue reading Review of VHA Care and Privacy Standards for Women Veterans

Administrative Investigation Advisory – Alleged Conflict of Interest, Veterans Benefits Administration, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG) independently reviews allegations and conducts administrative investigations generally concerning high-ranking senior officials and other high profile matters of interest to Congress and the Department. While these reviews and investigations may Continue reading Administrative Investigation Advisory – Alleged Conflict of Interest, Veterans Benefits Administration, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC

VVA: VA DENTIST MAY HAVE INFECTED 600 Veterans with HIV andHepititis. Was not fired!!

Veterans who got dental care at a Tomah VA may have been infected with disease. Creative Commons By Teresa Welsh twelsh@mcclatchy.com Nearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a Veterans Affairs facility Continue reading VVA: VA DENTIST MAY HAVE INFECTED 600 Veterans with HIV andHepititis. Was not fired!!

Administrative Summary of Investigation Regarding Wait Times – Washington, D.C.

  ATTENTION: Electronic Distribution The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG), conducted extensive work related to allegations of wait time manipulation after the allegations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in April 2014.  Since that event and Continue reading Administrative Summary of Investigation Regarding Wait Times – Washington, D.C.