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
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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.
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’
Last year VA launched a new program to streamline purchasing supplies for their medical centers.As GAO lays out what the VA needed to do for the program to be successfulA strong strategic plan Stable leadership Good communications Stakeholder buy-inGAO found Veterans Affairs was missing these elements when it launched the program; as a result, the program … [Read more...] about VA Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency