Report: Houston-area Veterans Affairs office falsified wait times for Texas vets seeking appointments
It’s again come to light Veterans Affairs employees falsified wait times of veterans who were seeking medical appointments – this time in Texas – according to a report released this week.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General said more than 200 appointments were incorrectly recorded for the year that ended in June 2015. Two former scheduling supervisors and a current director of two VA clinics instructed staff to incorrectly record cancellations as being canceled by the patient, the report shows.
Veterans in many instances then encountered average wait times of nearly three months when the appointments were rescheduled.
“These issues have continued despite the Veterans Health Administration … having identified similar issues during a May and June 2014 system-wide review of access,” according to the report. “These conditions persisted because of a lack of effective training and oversight.”
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