By Kelly Cohen | 12/11/13 05:41 PM
Millions of dollars could be saved if a contracting method were used correctly by federal agencies, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. GAO also estimated that 24 percent of all reverse auction contracts were not awarded to the lowest bidding vendor. In the Dec 9....
By Mark Flatten | 12/11/13 04:04 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general continues to find high rates of mistakes in claims it reviews, and an independent examination of VA decisions done by the American Legion identified errors in more than half the cases.
12/10/13 11:04 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota. County veterans services directors say it now takes as long as nine months to process claims that previously took about 90 days, the St. Cloud Times reported. The...
By Mark Flatten | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
Patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are not being adequately protected from doctors who have histories of providing substandard treatment, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
By Mark Flatten | 12/03/13 01:31 PM
Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Francisco routinely renewed prescriptions for narcotic painkillers for patients they had never seen, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The IG also found sloppy record-keeping and failure to follow protocols...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:21 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.
11/27/13 12:07 PM
In May, 2008, 75-year-old Jim Workman, a retired Air Force colonel, entered an emergency room at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Biloxi, Miss., complaining of shortness of breath, coughing and fever. A chest X-ray was ordered, and the radiologist discovered a two-centimeter mass...
11/21/13 09:43 AM
After Army veteran Eddie Creed died at the Seattle VA hospital in April 2012, his loved ones awaited official word: Why had he received a lethal overdose of morphine in his sleep there? The VA still hasn't released the independent investigation it commissioned concerning his accidental overdose.
By Kevin Freking | 11/20/13 10:09 AM
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has approved legislation designed to ensure an array of veterans programs are exempt from the threat of any future government shutdown. Health care delivered through the Department of Veterans Affairs was unaffected during last month's 16-day shutdown because...
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:48 PM
New layers of review for "sensitivity" will slow down responses to Freedom of Information Act requests at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal assessment from the department. According to the memo, first obtained by KUOW reporter John Ryan, all requests will now be...
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