The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a pilot telehealth program that will give veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder remote access to psychotherapy and related services. The psychotherapy is delivered by interactive video from a VA medical center to the veteran’s home or one of 12 community-based outpatient clinics across the country. “We are excited to see this program help greater numbers of veterans living in rural areas and pleased that it will save them time and effort to get to a VA facility that is far from their homes,” said VA Secretary David Shulkin, M.D. In other news, AMVETS and VA announced a program that will work with the VA and community providers who serve veterans to help coordinate mental health care for veterans who face barriers to access or have trouble navigating the VA health care system. 

Related News Articles

Chairperson's File
We look ahead with optimism as we advance the goals of improving health care quality, equity, access and affordability for all Americans.  
Headline
The AHA today voiced support for a Centers for Medicare…
Headline
A federal judge in Texas last night ruled that the entire Affordable Care is unconstitutional because Congress repealed the tax penalty enforcing the law's…
Headline
Congress yesterday passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or…
Insights and Analysis
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: hospital beds will soon monitor patients’ vital signs, a Suboxone-licensed physician makes an impact in rural…
Blog
Long-standing players in the health care market, along with a growing number of new market entrants – including tech behemoths and aggressive startups – have…