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Two VA medical centers marked appointments as complete before doctors saw patients

Two Veterans Affairs Department hospitals marked appointments as complete even before patients were seen by a doctor, according to a Sept. 29 VA inspector general report.

Congress narrowly avoids shutdown with short-term funding bill

The government narrowly avoided a shutdown last night when the House followed the Senate in passing a temporary spending bill that will fund the government through Dec. 11.

IRS isn't properly collecting ACA fees from health insurance providers

The Internal Revenue Service is having trouble collecting Affordable Care Act fees from health insurance providers because of bad third-party data and a faulty process for recovering lost fees, according to a Sept. 24 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

House and Senate come together on $600B defense authorization bill

The House and Senate came to an agreement Tuesday on a fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that sets out more than $600 billion in spending.

DoD, GAO disagree on how many financial management goals the agency has met

The Defense Department has made some progress in implementing congressionally mandated financial management strategies, but there's some disagreement over how many goals the DoD has actually met, according to a Sept. 28 Government Accountability Office report.


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