VA Secretary Shulkin’s agenda for the upcoming year is full of initiatives across the department, from improving morale to implementing interoperability in health records to realigning infrastructure.
A yearend tribute to guests of the Federal Drive.
Secretary David Shulkin and many in Congress want to see more care delivered by local, community networks rather than in large, distant VA hospitals.
The House has included an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program in a continuing resolution, which would extend funding for civilian agencies through Jan. 19, 2018.
Facing stiff opposition, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ reverses itself on a plan to slash funding for a key program that provides housing to homeless veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to run out of funding in the VA Choice Program by the end of 2017. VA Secretary David Shulkin called on lawmakers to find some solution by year-end, even if it’s a temporary one.
The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments sent answers to Congress about the oversight and timeline of joint electronic health records.
The Veterans Affairs Department has a few more details about its 10-year contract with Cerner Corporation with a new, interoperable electronic health record with the Defense Department.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is launching a veterans benefit advisory board to begin a strategic review of the many and diverse programs VA currently offers.
Details on funding for the new program are still largely unclear. VA, however, believes administrative changes to the current Veterans Choice Program will save billions of dollars over 10 years.