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GAO: VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Ensure Provider Qualifications and Competence

Why GAO Did This Study "Nearly 165,000 licensed health care providers, such as physicians and nurses, provide care in VHA's VA medical centers and outpatient...

VA Launches Telehealth Outreach to VFW, American Legion Posts through Philips partnership

"The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its telehealth platform to give veterans access to healthcare at local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign...

Health Data Management: Department of Veterans Affairs, UL partner on device security

"The Department of Veterans Affairs and safety organization UL have developed a program for medical device security." "Officials of the organizations say the initiative addresses...

Military Times: Army leaders want to hear about any problems stemming from military health...

"As the Defense Health Agency assumes responsibility for managing all military hospitals and clinics, Army leaders want patients to know that they are listening...

Shulkin book says Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

"Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of...

FedScoop: Medicare data project gains momentum as CMS continues its push for interoperability

"About 570 organizations representing nearly 80,000 health care providers have signed up to participate in a White House pilot program to improve information sharing of claims data on...

Veterans getting better care through partnerships with other agencies says VA secretary

“Veterans are getting progressively better care through partnerships, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said Oct. 16 at an Association of the United States Army luncheon.” “Partnerships...

FierceHealthcare: CMS, OIG release long-awaited Stark Law overhaul

"The healthcare industry is exploring the impact of the Trump administration's massive overhaul to the Stark Law, a 1989 act that forbids physician self-referrals or...

FedScoop: VHA takes a 3D approach to showing off its medical innovations

"The Veterans Health Administration’s second annual Innovation Experience later this month will include interactive exhibits for the first time, as part of the agency’s...

AIS Health: TRICARE Moves Toward Risk-Based Contracting

"The Dept. of Defense (DoD) is taking the first steps toward bringing value-based contracting to the TRICARE program — the government’s health insurance program...