VA MISSION Act

Healthcare workers transport a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at the Hospital das Clinicas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Jefferson Bernardes)

IG: VA may have to use data better to ensure resources go where they’re needed

In today’s Federal Newscast, auditors for the Department of Veterans Affairs say the data Veterans Affairs is using to measure its capacity to provide…

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Rollout may not be perfect, but VA insists it’s ready for the MISSION Act

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Federal retirement cuts absent from House budget proposal

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress is piling on new initiatives for VA, but IT updates are struggling to keep pace

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

VA MISSION Act funding to take center stage in upcoming 2020 budget battles

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

VA lays out standards for veterans to see private doctors

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department releases its much anticipated community care standards, which lay out what veterans are allowed…

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Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, there are many Democrats in Congress worried about VA’s new regulations expanding veterans’ access to private care.

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress questions progress on veterans choice, suicide prevention amid ‘constant churn’ of VA leadership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has six months to consolidate disparate community care programs into one, revamped veterans choice program. But lawmakers are concerned VA won’t successfully meet its deadlines amid a “constant churn” of agency leadership.

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