How about a merger of the health systems operated by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs? Bloomberg Government analysts Rob Levinson and Megan Howard had more details.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin offered the first glimpse of his plan to redesign the current Veterans Choice Program. He’s calling it the Veterans’ Coordinated Access Rewarding Experience (CARE) Program, and under the new initiative, veterans would no longer access community providers based on a set of arbitrary, administrative rules.
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the organization’s vision for serving the healthcare needs of the warfighter. April 11, 2017
Veterans service organizations and the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents roughly 230,000 employees at the Veterans Affairs Department, say the President-elect’s nominee to lead the agency is a pleasant surprise. Dr. David Shulkin, the current VA undersecretary for health, should give the agency some continuity during the transition, they said.
More veterans trust the department now than they did two years ago, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a new report detailing its progress on Secretary Bob McDonald’s myVA Transformation.
Anchored in big, old-fashioned hospitals, VA lacks flexibility to offer more localized care, in more fine-tuned facilities.