“The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks clear standards for how long veterans should be waiting for community care. The Government Accountability Office offered a stark assessment of VA’s community care program. GAO said VA does not have clear timeliness metrics for VA community care providers. Few providers are using VA’s new software to exchange health data with agency medical centers. And few VA medical centers have enough employees to staff and oversee the community care program. Congress is expected to review GAO’s recommendations at a hearing tomorrow…” Listen to the newscast here.
Source: GAO delivers a tough review of the VA’s Community Care Program – By Peter Musurlian, September 29, 2020. Federal News Network.