Fraud Alert Issued by VA

Many veterans in our parish utilize the services of the Veterans Administration medical facilities in Shreveport, Natchitoches, Alexandria or other locations.  The Journal has received a request to alert veterans to the possibility of fraud in the billing system.

The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a fraud alert regarding VA being billed for care veterans did not receive. This alert advises veterans and their representatives to help detect health care fraud by carefully reviewing benefit explanations and bills they receive from VA.

If you see potential evidence of fraud or have concerns about patient care, please contact the VA OIG office at or 800.488.8244.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Action Corps Weekly contributed to this report.