Tuesday, June 10, 2014

VA Scandal Updates

Yesterday, the VA released details of its own internal audit of the waiting time scandal.

One important finding: "13 percent of VA schedulers have said they were told to falsify appointment-request dates to give the impression that wait times were shorter than they really were".

As an example of other problems, the Miami Herald reported:

"One year before he was appointed senior executive physician for the Miami VA Healthcare System in 2010, Vincent A. DeGennaro surrendered his medical license in New York, stemming from a disciplinary finding in a Florida case of a patient who died under his care at a Fort Lauderdale hospital."

As Twitter reader @seven2521 noted, Dr. DeGennaro is "Banned from practicing medicine in New York, but ok to practice medicine on Veterans."