Friday, January 15, 2016

VA has almost 30,000 unpaid claims in Florida

Florida Hospital Association says U.S. Veterans Affairs Department owes them $134 million
Healthcare Finance
Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor
January 14, 2016
Association survey says the VA has almost 30,000 unpaid claims in Florida, some more than a year old.

A survey from the Florida Hospital Association has found that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is behind on its bills to Florida hospitals -- about $134 million behind.

The VA is looking at almost 30,000 unpaid claims in Florida, according to the survey, more than 10,000 of which are over a year old. Almost 6,000 are over two years old.

Republican Congressman David Jolly signed a letter demanding an explanation from VA secretary Robert McDonald.

"The outside providers have to get paid for their work and what we've learned is that the doctors on the outside are not getting paid by the VA, and that's wrong because ultimately it reduces access to care for veterans," he said.
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