Department of Veterans Affairs

Claims Adjuster/Clerk

The VA is paying out millions, maybe hundreds of millions of dollars to private dialysis facilities every year. The Dallas VA dialysis unit does not even run 24/7. The new Fort Worth facility just opened last year and they did not even put a diaylsis unit there. Many private dialysis companies run 24/7 and they tell you when and where to show up for treatment. The VA doesn't do that. If the VA were allowed to update staff and dialysis facilities I believe the saving would be huge once these units became operational. As soon as they are up and running, the savings begin immediately, and those saving are real and in the millions.

Thank you,

George T. Burk

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