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VA Finds No Improper Scheduling At 3 Clinics In Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Investigators found no indications of improper scheduling lists at one VA specialty medical clinic in Grand Junction and two in Denver, the Veterans Affairs Department said Friday.

The department's inspector general said an endoscopy clinic at the VA medical center in Grand Junction and clinics for prosthetics and audiology at Denver's VA medical center had followed the rules.

The VA released summaries of multiple investigations into Colorado VA clinics and hospitals. The investigations were launched after revelations that some VA hospitals across the nation had falsified records to make their wait times look better than they really were.

The inspector general also reviewed scheduling at a VA mental health clinic in Denver, but the report didn't say whether anything improper was found.

The reports released Friday also summarized investigations into two instances of improper or unauthorized scheduling lists in Colorado that were made public previously.

Two years ago, the VA said employees at a multi-specialty clinic in Fort Collins had changed records in a way that made its scheduling performance appear better than it was. VA officials said at the time that no one was disciplined because there had been no deliberate misconduct.

Last year, the VA said a sleep clinic in Denver had an "unofficial" scheduling list, but that officials transferred it to the authorized, computer-based list as soon as they discovered it in 2012.

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