The Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently held an oversight hearing entitled, "Purchasing Perspective: VA's Prosthetics Paradox." VA's prosthetic acquisition process has been under the Subcommittee's microscope for more than a year. The Subcommittee took aim at the abuse in prosthetic contracting, VA's inability to audit prosthetic purchases, and a new policy for biologics, which sets the terms for the purchasing of biological-based medicines and procedures as prosthetic devices. Statements from and a webcast of the hearing are available on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs website.
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