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VA works to modernize scheduling system

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced plans to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for a new medical appointment scheduling system; the most recent step in a series…

Independent review of VA scheduling practices initiated

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated an independent, nationwide review of all scheduling practices at VA medical facilities.…

Actions taken to improve VA care in Phoenix

On July 24, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken action on…

Veterans Benefits Administration processes one-millionth claim for 2014

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has completed its one-millionth disability claim in fiscal year 2014, and is on track…

VA works to restore veteran and public trust

SUN Columnist My heartfelt thanks to all veterans who participated in the Fourth of July parade, especially the Vets4Vets and American Legion veterans for the honor guard and vehicles. A…

Dispose of unserviceable flags properly

SUN Columnist Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson, June 2: “Not all veterans are getting the timely access to the healthcare that they have earned.…

Service dog treatment study will restart

A much-anticipated Veterans Affairs Department study into the effectiveness of service dogs for treating post-traumatic stress disorder will restart in the coming months, with veterans receiving dog-care training in anticipation…

Guidelines for emergency care in non-VA facilities

SUN Columnist VA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilities are summarized as follows: A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so…

Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress

SUN Columnist House lawmakers plan to hold back millions of dollars in technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on…

Veterans to see slight life insurance increase

PREVIEW Columnist The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000…