weaselzippers;Not Just Phoenix VA: Clerks At Colorado VA Clinic Instructed To Falsify Records To Make It Appear Patients Seen Faster
We saw the Phoenix VA basically kill people by falsifying records. Now Colorado is found falsifying too.
Via USA Today:
A VA investigation of one of its outpatient clinics in Colorado reveals how ingrained delays in medical care may be for an agency struggling to rapidly treat nearly 9 million veterans a year amid allegations that dozens have died because of delays.Clerks at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Fort Collins were instructed last year how to falsify appointment records so it appeared the small staff of doctors was seeing patients within the agency’s goal of 14 days, according to the investigation.A copy of the findings by the VA’s Office of Medical Inspector was provided to USA TODAY.Many of the 6,300 veterans treated at the outpatient clinic waited months to be seen. If the clerical staff allowed records to reflect that veterans waited longer than 14 days, they were punished by being placed on a “bad boy list,” the report shows.
Thank You USA Today and Nickarama.