WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers on Tuesday advanced major reforms for the Department of Veterans Affairs that include an extensive overhaul of the agency's private-sector care programs -- a deal delayed by intense negotiations for more than a year.
The House Wednesday passed by a vote of 372-70 major Veterans legislation to extend and reform the Veterans Choice Program to allow more private care options.
VA will formally pursue the same health records platform as the Pentagon.
The Veterans Affairs Department inked a 10-year, $10 billion contract Thursday with Cerner Corp. to adopt the same commercial electronic health records system as the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON – More than a million Veterans annually rely on a Department of Veterans Affairs program to get private-sector medical care at VA expense, a program set to run out of funding in two weeks, according to data provided to USA TODAY.
Why did DAV pick Agent Orange Denier Tom Murphy to Win Award Reserved for "Outstanding" Acts of Veteran Advocacy?
In an email to coworkers today, acting Under Secretary for Benefits (USB) Thomas Murphy announced he is no longer the acting USB, and no longer working from Washington DC in Central Office. The announcement comes one week after IG released a whitewashed report that implicates Murphy and his subordinates in a contract deal gone bad.
WASHINGTON — Effective May 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will update portions of the VA https://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/bookc.asp">Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or rating schedule) that evaluates the organs of special sense eye conditions, as well as gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast.
A retired Marine Corps bomb technician said he was turned away from his local VA without receiving treatment after waiting for five hours.
Commentary: 82nd Airborne’s new policy on memorial honors for troops who die by suicide ‘sends wrong message’
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Judicial Watch Scores New Victory for 76-Year-Old Veteran Criminally Prosecuted for Allegedly Taking Photos of American Flags at Veterans Affairs Facility
U.S. District Court Affirms Dismissal of Charges – Rejects Appeal to Reinstate Charges Against Veterans’ Rights Activist Robert L. Rosebrock
Army Veteran Bill Bruick spent his last night homeless lying on a tiny patch of dirt, now festooned with a pink flowering shrub behind a Food 4 Less grocery store in Riverside.