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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/04/military-whistleblower-blasts-va-practices-042512w/ Whistle-blower blasts VA mental health policies By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Apr 25, 2012 15:19:50 EDT Testimony from a former employee at a New Hampshire Veterans Affairs hospital confirmed what the VA’s inspector general noted in a scathing report released Monday — that VA embellishes its success rates of helping veterans with their mental health care needs. Taking it further, Nicholas Tolentino, a former mental health administrator at the Manchester VA Medical Center, said VA culture encourages administrators to game performance metrics, lie on VA-wide surveys and emphasize quantity over quality. For example, at Manchester, the hospital was able to say it was providing therapy to numerous veterans in a timely manner by placing those who needed intense i...

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