$24M in claims still unpaid, Arkansas hospitals tell VA

April 9, 2015
In The News

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs owes Arkansas health care facilities approximately $24 million for care they've given to VA patients, according to the Arkansas Hospital Association.

Paul Cunningham, executive vice president of the hospital association, said about 4,400 claims from about 60 Arkansas hospitals and nonprofits have been denied or are in limbo -- something he called a "critical issue" for a small, rural state.

Some of the claims date back two or three years, and at least one claim is 5 years old.

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