Dr. David Shulkin, the undersecretary for health at VA, says the agency needs better integration with private sector medical providers in order to “re-engineer” the way veterans access treatment.
The VA MISSION Act cleared the Senate with a 92-5 vote. The legislation brings a long-awaited solution to the current Veterans Choice Program.
Lawmakers want to re-examine the structure of the Veterans Health Administration after a report the Veterans Affairs Inspector General referred to as “serious” and “disturbing.”
Despite their factions, Democrats and Republicans appear unified in their disdain for the latest Farm Bill.
The office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness has five Senate-confirmable positions and up until now, Robert Wilkie’s seat was the only one the Trump administration had managed to fill.
The Pentagon says it’s seen progress since the department’s independent testing office found the military’s electronic health record system is not “operationally suitable.”
The care provided by Veterans Affairs hospitals is generally superior to that of other hospitals is among the findings from a deep dive conducted by the RAND Corporation.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee passed the MISSION Act, which provides more support for existing Veterans Affairs Department programs while also enacting some new ones.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the House passes the VA MISSION Act, which would give the Veterans Affairs Department a long-awaited alternative to the Choice program and consolidates all seven community care programs.
In today’s Federal Newscast, wary of another last-minute budget deal, seven Republican senators asked Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and nominees before the end of the fiscal year.
VA officials are making the rounds to promote a program they call Make The Connection, in which veterans with mental health problems can talk to fellow veterans who have been successfully treated.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program and the Cloud Security Alliance announce the creation of FedSTAR to offer mutual recognition between the two security programs.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a rule allowing Veterans Affairs providers to administer healthcare across state lines using virtual technology becomes finalized.
The Veterans Benefits Administration is reverting to previous performance management guidelines, which the American Federation of Government Employees says it too “chaotic.”