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Veterans Post: OIG Is Vets' Watchdog

 

Last updated 10/28/2020 at 9:55am



You have to admire the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. If there’s something illegal going on, they will find it.

In one case, the doctor said that, no, she had never prescribed anything without first speaking to the patient over the phone to ensure that the drug or equipment was required. The VA OIG didn’t just take her word for it, though. It dug around and unearthed the truth: The doctor in Dallas had committed telemedicine fraud against federal insurers including Medicare, Tricare and CHAMPVA by repeatedly ordering products without ever talking to the pati...



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