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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EST

VA receives 20th consecutive clean audit opinion
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently received its 20th consecutive clean audit opinion on the consolidated financial statements presented in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Agency Financial Report. More...

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:30:00 EST

VA hospitals outperform private hospitals in most markets, according to Dartmouth study
According to an independent Dartmouth study recently published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals outperform private hospitals in most health care markets throughout the country. More...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:51:00 EST

VA selects 10 Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry for special funding
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is funding 10 VA Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCI) over the next three years (2019-2021) to develop innovations to improve patient safety throughout VA. More...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:19:00 EST

VA ranked 6 out of 17 federal government agencies in ‘Best Places to Work' annual tabulation
Today the Partnership for Public Service's ranked VA 6th among the 17 largest federal government organizations in 2018 in the organization's annual Best Places to Work' tabulation. More...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:26:00 EST

VA updates disability rating schedule related to hematologic and lymphatic systems
WASHINGTON - Effective Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that evaluates the hematologic and lymphatic systems. More...

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 08:31:00 EST

VA announces new Veterans Health Application Programming Interface
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched its first Health Application Programming Interface (API) that will power the next generation of Blue Button features by enabling Veterans to interact with their own personal healt More...

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 08:46:00 EST

VA hosts national telehealth summit to increase health care access for Veterans
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting the Anywhere to Anywhere, Together Summit at the United States Institute of Peace with the nation's top industry, government and non-profit leaders to increase connectivity and ac More...

Sat, 1 Dec 2018 10:41:00 EST

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie - Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush
'All of America's veterans are saddened by the passing of President George H. W. Bush. His courage in combat was special even during the war in the Pacific, where our forces demonstrated some of the highest levels of valor and heroism in our history. Wh More...

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:01:00 EST

VA announces fully capable Tele-counseling service within its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) announced the ability for Veterans nationwide to meet with more than 1,000 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) via 'Tele-c More...

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:05:00 EST

Statement by Secretary Robert Wilkie on Forever GI Bill Housing Benefit Payments
To clear up any confusion, I want to make clear that each and every post-9/11 GI Bill beneficiary will be made 100 percent whole - retroactively if need be - for their housing benefits for this academic year based on Forever GI Bill rates, not on the post More...



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