Government investigators say employees at a veterans medical clinic in Colorado were instructed to falsify records to make it appear that veterans were getting appointments close to the day they wanted them.
A Veterans Affairs Department report says employees at the Fort Collins clinic were told to make their records show that veterans got appointments within 14 days of the day they wanted, whether or not it was true.
The investigation was first reported Monday by USA Today.
The VA is already under criticism over allegations that up to 40 patients may have died because of delays in care at a veterans hospital in Phoenix.
At the Fort Collins clinic, investigators say they found no evidence that anyone's health suffered. They say the practice violated VA policy but not the law.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.