Since 2008, VA’s Beneficiary Travel Program (BTP) has experienced dramatic growth in costs associated with reimbursing travel expenses for veterans receiving VA health care services. Program obligations were approximately $861 million in FY 2012.
OIG found that VHA had not fully implemented all changes. VHA has not developed a process to reconcile travel expense claims with disbursed payments. OIG identified differences in mileage reimbursements paid compared with approved mileage reimbursements.
Program obligations were approximately $861 million in FY 2012.