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VA secretary nominee promises more medical choices for Vets, but not privatization

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WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert Wilkie pledged to make that department more customer friendly and better integrated with outside health care systems without “privatizing” Veterans services in a subdued Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Whole Health, The Veterans Experience

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Whole Health Systems approach invites Veterans everywhere to take charge of their health and well-being and to live life to the fullest. The VA commitment is to empower, equip, and treat Veterans based on their priorities with the support of Whole Health Peer Facilitators who serve as partners on the Veterans health team. This is an essential element of the VA's new Whole Health System.

VA Extends Record of Transparency with First-Ever Posting of Annual Nursing Home Ratings

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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public for the first time its annual nursing home ratings. View the ratings here.

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.

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