Mail disorder: Phoenix VA health care system didn’t process colon cancer screening tests due to unpaid postage

PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Hundreds of colon cancer screen tests sent to 's Phoenix VA Health Care System were not processed on time due to unpaid postage, according to a report published in On this website, the Federal Inspector General consolidates reports for public access.

The investigated the issue based on a complaint received on September 9.

According to the report, the complaint said, "more than 400 fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), a type of CRC screening test, were delivered to the facility in June 2022 after being held in a non-VA warehouse for more than 30 days because of unpaid postage bills."

The Phoenix VA Health Care System is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22. It includes the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix and ten outpatient clinics located throughout central Arizona.

Inspection results found the Phoenix VA Health Care System guilty