VA whistleblower exposes improper claim rejections


Minnesota veterans are being saddled with medical debt they should not owe – some of it even turned over to collection agencies – after trips to the emergency room.

Current and former VA staffers tell KARE 11 it’s happening because medical claim processors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are pressured to review complicated files in just minutes.
To meet performance goals, they say it’s quicker to deny claims than to take the additional steps needed to approve payments.  VA whistleblower exposes

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Reporter AJ Lagoe and the KARE 11 News Team is uncovering an alarming trend of improper non-VA emergency room bill denials by VA.

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The fight over whether or not to provide full coverage to U.S. Navy veterans who suffer from illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam may be decided on the floor of Congress if legislators act on bills submitted earlier this year.

Veterans who served downwind of burn pits at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan could get a little clarity from the VA next year.

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