As Congress will soon resume debates over the future of the Veterans Choice Program, the American Federation of Government Employees is urging lawmakers to consider consequences of privatization.
The Veterans Affairs Department indicated more key announcements are coming soon about the next steps for its major electronic health record project.
The Veterans Affairs Department said it’s having trouble meeting its hiring goal of 1,000 new mental health professionals by the end of the year.
The president might call it “reorganization.” Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin might call it “modernization.” But the general principles are the same.
The VA secretary is not merely angry at the MPSB’s recent request to reinstate Brian Hawkins, he’s determined to fire him
The VA’s Innovation Demo Day highlights ideas and inventions to help serve patients and support employees.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said the agency is not privatizing, but additions to the Choice program will help create more comprehensive programs and partnerships to provide veterans with the best care.
The Veterans Affairs Department will expand its telehealth program, which already provided healthcare services to 700,000 veterans across the country.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s push to more easily fire employees charged with misconduct has found its latest target — the former director of the Washington, D.C. VA medical center.
Dr. David Shulkin inherited a Veterans Affairs Department only partway through a badly needed transformation. As secretary, he’s got a lot of tough constituents — Congress, a demanding president, veterans groups and veterans themselves. Shulkin discussed a number of pressing matters on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, starting with the consequences of new funding for the Veterans Choice program just approved by Congress. It extends veterans’ ability to obtain health care outside of the VA system. Just don’t call it privatization.