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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:19 AM

Officials: West Virginia VA hospital intentionally skewed patient data

https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2017/10/12/officials-va-hospital-intentionally-skewed-patient-data/

Officials: West Virginia VA hospital intentionally skewed patient data

By: The Associated Press    5 hours ago

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. Officials say a West Virginia Veterans Affairs medical center intentionally skewed patient data to reduce both the reported wait times and the volume of patients.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said in a news release last week that a whistleblower prompted the investigation of the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. Officials say that over the last seven years, a manager at the facility urged nursing staff to place emergency patients into two unofficial clinics rather than record the encounter. The decision, among other things, caused an inaccurate analysis of staff workload. Officials say the VA also improperly coded patient encounters for medical purposes and charged 602 veterans an incorrect copayment.
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denbot Oct 2017 #1

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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:22 PM

1. This shit would stop if the VA was properly funded.

How is proper funding a hard sell in this country?

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