• Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

    Study identified Veterans who had kidney transplants between 2008 and 2016 and were enrolled in VA and Medicare at the time of their transplant…and had their choice of where to receive transplant care.

  • VA encourages use of telehealth to prevent COVID-19

    VHA’s Office of Community Care encourages Veterans who have minor illnesses or injuries to consider using telehealth (phone or video-based visits) to reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus.

  • SecVA: Veterans to see continued improvements in 2020

    Veterans will continue to see improvements in VA services, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at “State of the VA” speech Feb. 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. These improvements for Veterans include increased innovation—including the VA’s first 5G hospital—along with decreased wait times for appointments and better overall care.

  • VA MISSION Act Making A Difference for Veterans

    It's been six months: The MISSION Act is helping more Veterans access the care and services they need, when and where they need them.

  • Veteran goes from homeless to hopeful

    When William Ford arrived at Shreveport VA Medical Center in October 2018, he was homeless and ill. Everything he owned could be packed into two bags. Today, thanks to VA, he’s healthy and hopeful.

  • Helping Veterans choose health care providers is all about transparency

    VA is eliminating the star ratings system starting in 2020. Veterans need to be able to compare VA facilities with other local facilities where they live, not other VA hospitals across the country.

  • VA MISSION Act: Answers to questions about VA’s urgent care benefit

    Have a sore throat, earache, or strained muscle? Then consider contacting your VA facility or using the community urgent care benefit available to eligible Veterans under the MISSION Act. 

  • VA MISSION Act: Answers to top questions about community care appointments

    With the implementation of the MISSION Act, eligible Veterans have more convenient choices for getting timely, high-quality health care. Veterans eligible for community care can choose to receive care from a VA medical facility or a community provider in VA’s network. This article answers some common questions about making community care appointments.

  • Dr. Stone testifies on community care success, recruitment needs

    The success of VA’s new Community Care program is contributing […]

  • VA strengthens Caregiver Support Program

    VA has announced improvements to the caregiver support program, expanding the comprehensive assistance to family caregivers. VA is expanding the program in accordance with section 161 of the VA MISSION Act of 2018. 

  • VA MISSION Act: Answers to the top five questions about urgent care

    Urgent care is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA MISSION Act to give Veterans greater choice in their health care.

  • President, Secretary to host MISSION Act conference call Tuesday, 6/25

    President Trump and Secretary Wilkie will host a conference call on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:45 AM EST to discuss the one-year anniversary of the MISSION Act

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