(ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION) Federal investigators with the VA inspector general’s office appear to be in the final stages of an inquiry into alleged mismanagement and mishandling of hundreds of thousands of health applications at the Veterans Affairs national enrollment office in Atlanta.
But some employees at the national Health Eligibility Center (HEC) are critical of the investigation and say officials with inspector general’s office are not vigorously pursuing leads they are giving them. They question if the investigation will get to the bottom of what they say are systemic problems with the VA’s health enrollment system.
The VA inspector general’s office has faced heightened scrutiny and criticism for the way it appeared to dilute the findings of its investigation into patient wait times earlier this year. That scandal emanated from the Phoenix VA but exposed long waits at veterans hospitals across the country.
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