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VA Inspector Says Alabama Doctor's Acts May Be Insurance Fraud

by Wochit 1:05 mins

VA Inspector Says Alabama Doctor's Acts May Be Insurance Fraud

by Wochit 1:05 mins

According to an internal VA report on the case, by copying old information into patient records, a pulmonologist at the Montgomery, Ala., veterans hospital may have committed insurance fraud. The Department of Veterans Affairs own medical inspector said the pulmonologist's actions might amount to falsification of a government document. The initial report, a copy of which was released by Congress this week with names blacked out, said the pulmonologist admitted to copying and pasting data gathered by other doctors such as patient history, vital signs, examinations, assessments and plans of care, into his own assessments. After the medical inspector's initial report, further investigation found the pulmonologist at the Montgomery campus of Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System copied old information into patient records more than 1,200 times from 2011 to 2013, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

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