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VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health Care

With a few clicks, more Veterans are meeting with their providers in virtual medical rooms WASHINGTON — More and more Veterans are receiving health-care treatment virtually, thanks to efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand telehealth. One of the recent successes has been with VA Video Connect, which allows Veterans to connect with their health-care teams… Read more

Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

Funding Represents Largest Appropriation in Program’s History WASHINGTON — Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. The new funding can be used where needed for repairs, renovation or new construction, and is part… Read more
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Proof of Military Service: Applying for the Veterans Identification Card (VIC)

Follow VOB On… VA has announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service. This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise. Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able… Read more
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VA Announces Leadership Changes at Roseburg (Oregon) Medical Center

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the Director of the Roseburg VA Health Care System, Doug Paxton has stepped down and an interim replacement has being named. This is step aimed at improving care for Veterans served by Roseburg, which remains one of VA’s 15 lowest performing facilities. Mr. Paxton has accepted reassignment as… Read more
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Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Bribery

Follow VOB On… A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official pleaded guilty today to charges of wire fraud and bribery for orchestrating a scheme to steal more than $66,000 in benefit money from the VA for veterans in need. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division made the announcement. Russel M. Ware, 39,… Read more
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VA, Health and Human Services Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Efforts

Follow VOB On… WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste and abuse. This newest partnership enhances ongoing efforts between the country’s two largest public-private… Read more

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs. Same-day services means a Veteran with an urgent need for primary care and mental health-care receives services that may include: a face-to-face… Read more