By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 05:52 PM
Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 04:15 PM
AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."
By Mark Flatten | 09/15/14 02:59 PM
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.
By Mark Flatten | 09/12/14 08:10 PM
The position was left empty when revelations about phony patient appointment lists and long delays in patient care surfaced, prompting the dismissal of the director.
By Mark Flatten | 09/12/14 06:27 PM
Federal laws protecting medical confidentiality of a patient who committed suicide were broken in a clumsy attempt by Department of Veterans Affairs officials to deflect criticism from an Arizona congresswoman, a veterans' advocacy group charged Friday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/10/14 04:02 PM
Owners of a North Carolina construction company face charges they fraudulently obtained federal contracts using preferences reserved for small businesses run by disadvantaged minorities or disabled veterans, according to federal prosecutors.
By Mark Flatten | 09/10/14 02:47 PM
Doctors say "conclusive" proof is an unrealistic standard in judging whether patients at Phoenix VA hospital were harmed.
By Mark Flatten | 09/09/14 04:14 PM
Changes in report on Phoenix deaths did not come from improper influence from agency higher-ups, the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general told a Senate committee Tuesday.
09/09/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating...
By Mark Flatten | 09/08/14 05:32 PM
Crucial language that the VA inspector general could not "conclusively" prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.
09/08/14 05:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits, health care,...
By Mark Flatten | 09/04/14 05:31 PM
Congressional request for more information about Veterans Affairs investigation was rebuffed by the agency's inspector general.
By Mark Flatten | 09/02/14 12:36 PM
Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to one count of major program fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain construction contracts with federal agencies using set-asides for owners of Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 08/28/14 12:48 PM
Flatten was recognized for his 2013 series, "Making America's Heroes Wait."
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 06:20 PM
Ethical lapses and scheduling tricks were widespread at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, but there is no hard evidence that the failures led directly to patient deaths, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.
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