Veterans Administration (VA)

Dec 15, 2020
In an effort to advance ideation and expand collaboration to improve health care, the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem Innovators’ network (iNET) has launched the Greenhouse initiative. Health care innovators outside the VA now will be able to collaborate directly with iNET sites…
Dec 10, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden nominated former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonough also previously served the Obama administration as deputy national security advisor.
Dec 10, 2020
Statement on nomination of Denis McDonough as VA Secretary from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Nov 10, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs released an interim final rule clarifying that VA nurses and other health care professionals can deliver health care services in a state other than their state of licensure, registration, certification or other requirement.
Oct 30, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a webinar series on the third Thursday of each month focused on imparting VA health care policies and practices to assist non-VA providers in serving veterans and their families through the VA Community Care Program.
Jul 7, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs July 8 will host a webinar featuring clinicians who will present a case-based educational session on performing cognitive evaluations for veterans with dementia warning signs when face-to-face care is not possible due to COVID-19.
Jun 19, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Community Care recently launched a national emergency care contact center for emergency care received in non-VA facilities to simplify care coordination, eligibility determination and payment authorization information.
Jul 24, 2019
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is accepting comments through Aug. 5 to inform the development of a national research strategy to prevent veteran suicide. 
Jun 4, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs today finalized a rule implementing the criteria for determining when covered veterans may elect to receive necessary hospital, medical and extended care services from non-VA entities or providers under the Veterans Community Care Program, which begins June 6. 
Mar 26, 2019
Commenting yesterday on the proposed rule for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Community Care Program, AHA said the rule “will provide continuity for veterans to access care outside of VA’s medical network and decrease confusion about eligibility criteria and covered services.”