VA Maine seeking to engage more veterans to improve veteran experience

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.   VA Maine Healthcare actively seeking toengage more veterans and solicit feedbackto improve veteran experienceDear Veteran and family members,The VA Maine Healthcare System (VA Maine) is actively seeking to engage more Continue reading VA Maine seeking to engage more veterans to improve veteran experience

RallyPoint – the world’s largest military social network, TAPS needs volunteers!

Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors  Follow the VA on RallyPoint – the world’s largest military  network1.6 million servicemembers, Veterans, family members, government civilians, caregivers, and survivors are engaging on this social network, and VA recently signed a MOU with RallyPoint. Continue reading RallyPoint – the world’s largest military social network, TAPS needs volunteers!

VA, DoD Electronic Health Records Still Aren’t Compatible, and Lawmakers Are Angry

1 May 2019Military.com | By Richard Sisk Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was grilled by lawmakers Wednesday on the lengthy and costly effort to develop compatible electronic records systems between the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs. “I don’t ever recall being Continue reading VA, DoD Electronic Health Records Still Aren’t Compatible, and Lawmakers Are Angry

VA privatization latest battleground for congressional rising stars

By: Leo Shane III   2 days ago A pair of prominent freshman lawmakers offered sharply different views about the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care this week, bringing the ongoing debate over fears of department privatization Continue reading VA privatization latest battleground for congressional rising stars

The VA failed to track a vet’s home care appointments. Then his foot became infected, and his leg had to be amputated

After social workers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Indianapolis were directed to stop tracking home healthcare visits with patients, one veteran’s care went overlooked and he ended up having part of his leg amputated because of it, according to Continue reading The VA failed to track a vet’s home care appointments. Then his foot became infected, and his leg had to be amputated

The public can now comment on VA’s proposed rules for expanding private-sector care

By NIKKI WENTLING | STARS AND STRIPESPublished: February 23, 2019 WASHINGTON – Starting Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs began collecting feedback on its proposed rules to expand veterans’ access to private doctors. The public has until March 25 to comment on Continue reading The public can now comment on VA’s proposed rules for expanding private-sector care

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES NEW RULES TO ENCOURAGE VETERANS TO SEEK PRIVATE CARE

The new access standards are the most important step toward reshaping the Department of Veterans Affairs in line with Trump’s vision of enlarging the private sector’s role.ISAAC ARNSDORF12 HOURS AGO When Congress passed a bill last year to transform the Continue reading THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES NEW RULES TO ENCOURAGE VETERANS TO SEEK PRIVATE CARE