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VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals resolves record number of claims to date for FY 2018

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Underscoring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) pledge to reduce the wait time for those appealing disability benefits claims, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, as of May 27, has signed more than 53,650 decisions to date in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which is approximately 86 percent more than the 28,839 decisions signed through the same period last year.

VA Expands Telehealth by Allowing Health Care Providers to Treat Patients Across State Lines

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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new federal rule that will allow VA doctors, nurses and other health-care providers to administer care to Veterans using telehealth, or virtual technology, regardless of where in the United States the provider or Veteran is located, including when care will occur across state lines or outside a VA facility.

VA Updates Disability Rating Schedule to Better Align with Modern Medicine

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Effective May 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will update portions of the VA 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.

VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites: Personalized Plan Puts Veterans in Control of their Health Care

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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the names of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship Sites, which are spread around the country within the VA health-care system and are focused on empowering and equipping Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being.

1 million Vets get VA-funded private-sector care through program set to run out of money

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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.

VA Updates Disability Rating Schedule to Better Align with Modern Medicine

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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.

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