Vendors: VA Payment to Outside Providers Increasingly Delayed

Vendors: VA Payment to Outside Providers Increasingly Delayed

Veterans’ Credit Ratings Could Be Jeopardized By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — The VA is taking too long to reimburse non-VA healthcare providers, a problem that could result in veterans being billed for the services, panelists told a House of Representatives… Read More

Jul 06, 2015 | View Article
Moderate A1c Reduction Lowers Heart Risks for Veterans With Diabetes

Moderate A1c Reduction Lowers Heart Risks for Veterans With Diabetes

VA Researchers Warn About Too ‘Tight’ Blood-Sugar Control By Brenda L. Mooney ANN ARBOR, MI — The VA’s balanced approach to glycemic control — keeping blood sugar levels low but not too low — appears to be the best course… Read More

Jul 06, 2015 | View Article
VA’s Prescription Management Practices Come Under Fire From Legislators

VA’s Prescription Management Practices Come Under Fire From Legislators

By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Lawmakers charged that the VA is not doing enough to ensure that medication use is properly managed among veterans — particularly those already struggling with mental health issues. VA officials were questioned on prescription mismanagement… Read More

Jul 05, 2015 | View Article
Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well I’m sure there was someone… Read More

Jul 05, 2015 | View Article
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  • Senators: VA Insufficiently Responsive to Oversight Recommendations

    Senators: VA Insufficiently Responsive to Oversight Recommendations

    By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) put the VA on its “high risk” list for the first time, noting that the agency needs oversight to make sure “its resources are being used in… Read More

    Jun 18, 2015 | View Article

  • Have you experienced or witnessed retaliation against anyone reporting unwanted sexual contact to military officials?

    Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Not Sure Current Results

    Jun 10, 2015 | View Article

  • DoD Seeks to Stem Retaliation After Sexual Assault Reports

    DoD Seeks to Stem Retaliation After Sexual Assault Reports

    By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of women said they experienced some type of retaliation after informing military officials they had been victims of unwanted sexual conduct, according to newly finalized data from a DoD report. In response, Secretary… Read More

    Jun 09, 2015 | View Article

  • Colorado Outpatient Clinic Director Honored for Helping Homeless

    Colorado Outpatient Clinic Director Honored for Helping Homeless

    By Stephen Spotswood DENVER — Kris Johnson’s journey to VA is a familiar one. After seven years serving in the Army as a military doctor, he left active duty and entered private practice, becoming an obstetrician at a clinic catering… Read More

    Jun 09, 2015 | View Article

  • VA Lags on Women’s Health; No Gynecologists at Some VAMCs

    VA Lags on Women’s Health; No Gynecologists at Some VAMCs

    By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — With 29% more women accessing VA healthcare in the past three years, the agency has a way to go to make sure it meets the needs of female veterans, advocates testified at recent congressional hearings.… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article