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...
By Mark Flatten | 11/14/13 01:31 PM
A stint at a military prep school would no longer qualify people for a federal bidding preference reserved for disabled veterans under a bipartisan bill now before Congress. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., teamed up on a measure to require actual military service to...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 05:48 PM
CLEVELAND — A former director of the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton has pleaded not guilty to additional federal charges in a bribery case. William Montague of Brecksville entered the plea Wednesday after an expanded 65-count indictment was issued last week. He's...
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