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I got a letter from the VA Hospital today dunning me and my insurance company for treatment of "drug abuse". I am treated by the VA for chronic pain and am in the Opiate Program.

As a result the VA states that I am being treated for "drug abuse" and wants me to sign a form acknowledging this lie and wants to recover money from my insurance company. Of course, I am not signing a thing. I am outraged that the VA would twist my treatment records to come up with a DX of drug abuse because I am treated for chronic pain which is service connected for my feet and hands, at least. I called the VA hospital and someone in billing told me that the only thing I was SC for was "depression". They forgot the DMII, PN in all four limbs, CAD and chronic pain. The VA refused to give me the dental care I required and now they want me to pay for treatment of nonexistent drug abuse. They must be on drugs.

They expect me to sign off on a DX of drug abuse and submit this to my insurance company? I call it the destruction of my reputation and character. This is SOP for these bastards.


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I got a call from my va pcp couple weeks ago asking me to go to the vamc and get a urine test so she can send my other half of pain meds for the month....I notice my pain meds was cut in half when my spouse order by phone and got them in it was only for half month.

I did go take the test and got my other half of bottle pain meds in the mail about 7 days later.

I never heard of such thing bout what they are doing to you or trying to do, I hope you get this solved in your favor soon!


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Last year the VA Docs asked me if I needed help with my Alcoholism. I told them I don't and have never drank or did drugs. What happened was, there was a VA Doc Note in my record that said I was a 42 year old female and alcoholic. When in fact I am a 32 year old male, WTH!!! It took a while but I got the VA to correct my records. Sorry for the rambling, and I hope things get better for you guys. Good luck and God Bless!!!

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Thanks for that report N Kelly.

Well I heard of the ''candy ''scandal '' in one of the VAMC back east about a certain VA Dr but it seems to be happening all over.


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