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October 31, 2011

VA Under Reports Paid Medical Tort Claims, GAO-12-6R Report

Filed under: Uncategorized — veteranclaims @ 10:50 pm

Full article at: GAO: VA’s use of medical injury tort claims lacks data completion

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that it was notified of approximately “16 percent of the total number of paid tort claims involving VA practitioners from fiscal years 2005 through 2010,” an October report from GAO stated.”

“As a result, OMLA did not have the opportunity to review all paid tort claims for this time period to determine whether VA practitioners associated with these claims rendered substandard care, thus limiting the number of practitioners who should have been reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), GAO continued.”

Link to GAO-12-6R VA Tort Claim Data, PDF, see link above.

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