Last week, a great deal of press coverage discussed the GAO finding that VA stopped spending its money on suicide prevention advertising, but little talked about why VA stopped those programs. RELATED: See GAO Suicide Prevention Advertising Since it's Christmas week, I will keep this topic light. Drilling down into the bigger question, was the drop in advertising funding … [Read more...] about Is VA Playing Politics With Its Suicide Prevention Dollars?
The former project manager of a VA contractor with for over $200 million in performed contracts with the government including Veterans Affairs pled guilty to taking $2.5 million in kickbacks. Bhaskar Patel entered his guilty plea Friday. The Florida resident is facing 10 years in prison for violating laws prohibiting kickbacks. The 67-year-old Patel will need to make cash … [Read more...] about Former VA Contractor Official Took Over $2.5 Million In Kickbacks
TOMAH – Survivors of Marine veteran Jason Simcakoski reached a $2.3 million settlement for negligent care from Tomah VA linked to the death of the veteran in 2014. Simcackoski, 35 years old, died following receipt of psychiatric health care services and treatment provided by now infamous David Houlihan, MD and Houlihan’s staff. He was survived by a wife, Heather, and their … [Read more...] about Tomah VA To Pay Family Of Dead Marine $2.3M Settlement
Reporter AJ Lagoe and the KARE 11 News Team is uncovering an alarming trend of improper non-VA emergency room bill denials by VA. Last Friday, KARE 11 exposed the story of Vietnam veteran Gerry Malwitz. The veteran experienced extreme bladder retention and pain following treatment on his prostate. With the nearest VA being 120 miles away, Malwitz went to the nearest emergency … [Read more...] about Agency Spins Growing Pattern Of Non-VA Emergency Room Bill Denials
Insiders say veteran favorite Carolyn Clancy, MD, will be back at the helm of Veterans Health Administration after departure of the present head. During an SES event of senior executives inside VA, it was announced that Dr. Poonam Alaigh will likely depart the agency as acting under secretary for health. While VA attempts to select someone to propose to President Donald Trump … [Read more...] about Carolyn Clancy Reportedly Back To Run Veterans Health Administration