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VA (Department of Veterans Affairs). The VA is THE agency that oversees all things related to American service men and women.

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
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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 to Take Immediate Actions on Timely Payments to Community Providers

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. The actions will address the issue of delayed payments head-on and produce sustainable fixes that solve ongoing payment issues that affect Veterans, community providers and other VA partners. “It is vital to the health of… Read more
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VA Decision Ready Claims Program Expands to Include More Types of Claims

Join over 300,000 supporters On… WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing efforts to modernize and improve Veterans’ experience with the disability claims process, VA unveiled its latest enhancements to the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) program, which will expand the pool of Veterans, surviving spouses and service members eligible to participate in the program.… Read more