Report: VA Requests Unnecessary Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits.

According to a recent report by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, the VA paid for thousands of unneeded medical exams for disabled veterans. The review found that Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) “employees did not consistently follow policy to request reexaminations only when necessary”. During the 6 month review period, 111 of the 300 sample cases found that employees requested unnecessary medical exams. it is estimated in the report that the VBA spent over 10 million unnecessary examinations. The team further estimated that “VBA would waste $100.6 million on unwarranted reexaminations over the next five years unless it ensures that employees only request reexaminations when necessary”. 

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