Sen. Kaine said, “These findings don’t enable veterans and Congress to have trust in VA’s performance. I will be asking the Veterans Affairs to provide confirmation that no veteran suffered any financial harm from these mistakes.” I couldn't agree more with Sen. Kane. I am finding it impossible to believe anything they cite as statistics, their track record on cooking the … [Read more...] about AGAIN! Roanoke VA office cited for mishandling veterans’ claims
Start Preamble Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 4.88 percent for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Start Further Info Andrew Trevayne, Assistant Director, Loan Guaranty (26), Veterans Benefits … [Read more...] about Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Providers not updating the VA's "High Risk for Suicide" list in a timely manner. That should piss you off, since "timely" is critical for suicidal veterans. Personal story, I was suicidal after the VA accidentally didn't have me on the right dosage of anti-depressants for several months. I called the VA hospital asked to speak to the nurse on duty, told her what was going on … [Read more...] about Special counsel investigation leads to change in VA policy about suicidal vets
Oops, they can't seem to get this veterans to the proper speciality doc. Sure urologist and endocrinologist are very similar, NOT. VA CHOICE may sound great to congressman and bureaucrats who don't want to support the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines they send in harms way. Don't get me wrong they are thankful for our service, they don't want to pay for it, but they are … [Read more...] about In Michigan the situation has gotten worse – Sen. Stabenow proposes bill to reform VA health care
Clearly they are planning on making private sector such as CHOICE a permanent part of the VA system, if not than why is it important that the systems works with private sector systems. The more money they put into private care, the less money they put into the VA healthcare system, causing more veterans to have bad experiences, which they will use to prove that VA needs to be … [Read more...] about $10B Cerner Contract with VA on hold.
Travis is a member of the Board of Directors of Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers (WCCL). He is also a founding board member of the West Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association and is a past President of that group. Travis is also a member of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA), Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association (GTLA) and the Workers’ Compensation … [Read more...] about Hadit Podcast with guest speaker Travis Studdard, Veterans Attorney.
Start Preamble Start Printed Page 59213 Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice updates the data for calculating the “Reasonable Charges” collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services. This notice also updates the “National Average Administrative Prescription Costs” for purposes of … [Read more...] about Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; v3.23, 2018 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
You'd think they'd learn how to anticipate costs by now, it happens here they didn't as they didn't with VA CHOICE and let's not forget the Denver VA cost overruns. Higher-than-anticipated costs is one of a number of problems that the agency has faced for months of a yearlong charge to implement the “Forever” GI Bill, which contains 34 changes to veterans’ education benefits … [Read more...] about Higher than estimated costs and other challenges to implement ‘Forever’ GI Bill
Keeping the bills paid, the kids feed and a thousand other things you have to worry about each month, the last thing you need is for your income to disappear and then be saddled by a huge debt. If VA overpaid you they have every right to inform you and work out a repayment plan, but they should not have the right to put a family in a desperate situation because of their … [Read more...] about VA Asking Veterans to Return Benefit ‘Overpayments’
Start Preamble Center for Verification and Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Center for Verification and Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review … [Read more...] about Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Agency Information Collection Activity: VetBiz Vendor Information Pages Verification Program