Read the highlights below and then check out the full article Mr Longman writes an interesting opinion piece laying out what he describes as the 5 Myths about VA Healthcare. Whether you agree with him or not he provides enough information to back his myths - worth a read. The claims process is slow because of VA bureaucrats. "... it is ultimately Congress that … [Read more...] about 5 VA Health Care Myths – Opinion – WaPo
Have you seen HR 4457 The Veterans Empowerment Act? Employing an old marketing trick giving a name that makes it sound like something you want. I want veterans to be empowered, so why wouldn't I support a bill with empowerment right in the tittle? The bill is not about empowering veterans, but it is about dismantling the Veterans Affairs. VFW says "H.R. 4457, the … [Read more...] about HR 4457 Veterans Empowerment Act – Not Empowering Despite the Name
Former Veterans Affairs Attorney Robin M. Webb writes on her blog By its own terms, the VAIMA does not go into effect until February 2019 and does not apply to current claims and appeals, but recently, VA announced that it was initiating this month the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP), to provide some of the benefits of the VAIMA. Participation is voluntary at this … [Read more...] about VA Launches Program Aimed at Providing Veterans More Options in Claims Disagreements
Here is a look at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Read the full list here Facts: There are 18.8 million veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census. More than nine million veterans are served each year by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Health care facilities are made up of 1,065 outpatient sites and 170 VA … [Read more...] about Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts
MANCHESTER, N.H. — This is what the US Department of Veterans Affairs says a four-star hospital looks like:One operating room has been abandoned since last October because exterminators couldn’t get rid of the flies. Doctors had to cancel surgeries in another OR last month after they discovered what appeared to be rust or blood on two sets of surgical instruments that were … [Read more...] about A four-star case of failure at Manchester VA – The Boston Globe
https://youtu.be/nIJejh0WmDg?t=9m50s Topics Update on the podcast....new video training online....new webinar coming in February....and..... Hiring freeze at the VA...good, bad or indifferent? Can you service connect obesity? Appealing BVA Decisions to the Veterans court What do the eBenefits status codes mean? Links Sleep Apnea The “Bridge … [Read more...] about VA TBI Claims, VA Obesity Claims, when to FIRE an attorney, the VA Hiring Freeze, and so much more!
Are veterans being over medicated? … [Read more...] about Over Medicating Veterans with Ray Cobb Veterans Advocate from Tennesse
A series of troubling failings have called into question the care being provided to thousands by the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com … [Read more...] about Deaths, Fraud Allegations and an Inquiry Into a Long Island V.A. Hospital
VA Secretary Robert McDonald submitted a plea: Urge Congress to enact a plan to modernize the "archaic" appeals process .Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.military.com … [Read more...] about VA Secretary Warns More Vets May Get Stuck Appealing Claims
The Minneapolis VA is leading research to solve the mystery of Gulf War Illness, a cluster of unexplained symptoms reported by 25 to 65 percent of the 700,000 soldiers deployed to the Gulf in 1990 and 1991.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.startribune.com … [Read more...] about Still sick 25 years after the Gulf War, a vet seeks answers — and the Minneapolis VA may have them.