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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

An audit released March 17 by the VA Inspector General found multiple shortcomings on VA's part to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

The Inspector General audit findings included the following: • VA has not established procedures to identify the demand for medical exams and provide the resources for such exams.• VA cannot identify the total cost of such medical exams. • Evidence suggests that some VA staff kept timeliness averages artificially low through various strategies. • Veterans Health Administration and Benefits Administration managers have not effectively worked together.• VA lacks performance standards to enable management to adequately measure whether exam requests are completed in a timely manner.

The Inspector General audit is available here.

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March 27, 2010 - 7:13am

CANT PROCESS TIMELY TO COMPENSATE YOU, BUT THEY CAN PROCESS TIMELY ENOUGH TO BILL YOU...WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP.AS A VICTIM OF THE REVIEW PROCESS,IM WONDERING WHY APPROVED CLAIMS ARENT REVIEWED WHEN THEY ARE APPROVED. MY CLAIM APPROVED IN JAN 2003 , AND AGAIN APPROVED IN MARCH 2003 TO INCLUDE UNEMPLOYABILITY,AND RULED PERMANENT AND TOTAL, HAS BEEN REVIEWED,AND RULED A MISTAKE AND NOW THE COMPENSATION I WAS GETTING FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS IS NOW DOWN FROM 100% TO 60%, AND SINCE THE REGIONAL OFFICE SAYS THERE WAS AN OVERPAYMENT I KNOW HAVE A DEBT TO THE V.A...WHERES THE JUSTICE FOR A 21 YR VETERAN, CRIPPLED BY BACK AND SHOULDER INJURIES, IF THE VA'S CASE OF IT BEING A MISTAKE IS CORRECT, WHY WASNT IT CORRECTED 7 YRS AGO, BEFORE MY FAMILY AND I STARTED USING THE 100% BENEFITS,( CHAMPVA HEALTH INS, DEPENDENTS EDUCATION, ETC,)HAD SOMEONE DONE THEIR JOB CORRECTLY,I WOULDNT HAVE TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY TODAY AND MOVE MY FAMILY INCLUDING MY SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD INTO A HOMELESS SHELTER.

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