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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

VA Health Records Online

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a new online feature that allows active duty and retired service-members to access their electronic health records (EHRs) online. The VA’s “Blue Button” Web Portal gives veterans direct access to the agency’s MyHealtheVet personal health record on any computer, including mobile devices. Blue Button capability allows VA […]

New Changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill..

These are a few of the changes to the Post 9/11 GI BILL. You might want to read this as quite a few things are changing.. some good and some bad.. You should be educated.. Expands current Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility to include National Guard activation for events like title 32, national emergencies, and AGR service. […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2009 Secretary Shinseki Orders Emergency Checks to Students Awaiting Education Benefits Thousands of Checks to Alleviate Student Financial Burden WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has authorized checks for up to $3,000 to be given to students who have applied […]

VA to face questions on Colonoscopies

Looks like the VA still hasn’t gotten it’s act together.. WASHINGTON — The questionable medical practices were first found at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Tennessee, then at VA facilities in Georgia and Florida. Now, Veterans Affairs officials will face fresh questions about patient safety at a House hearing Tuesday after an internal review […]

Priority Group 8 Enrollment Relaxation Changes (VA Medical News)

(Info from VA.gov website) In order to ensure the availability of quality and timely health care to veterans with service connected conditions, special authority based on military service, low income, and those with special health care needs, in January 2003 VA made the difficult decision to stop enrolling new Priority Group 8 (high income) veterans […]

Five Universities Partner with VA in Nursing Initiative

WASHINGTON — To provide compassionate, highly-trained nurses to serve the health care needs of the nation’s Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing new partnerships with five of the country’s finest nursing schools.  With these new partnerships, the VA Nursing Academy will expand the number of collaborations between the department and nursing schools […]

VA Welcoming Vets Home with New Web Site, Blog

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched its new “Returning Veterans” Web site — www.oefoif.va.gov — to welcome home Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with a social, Veteran-centric Web site focusing on their needs and questions. “VA is entering the world of Web 2.0, because that’s where this generation of […]

VA unsure of extent of contamination

Updated: Friday, 27 Mar 2009, 8:19 AM EDT * By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of military veterans across the South are waiting to find out if they were exposed to infectious diseases by government clinics that performed colonoscopies and other procedures with equipment that wasn’t properly sterilized. Veterans Affairs […]

Veterans Administration “Can’s” Workers for Fraud when working claims.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reassigned the director of its New York regional office after finding that employees there mis-dated hundreds of claims to make it appear they were being processed on time. Without referring by name to the New York director, Patricia Amberg-Blyskal, VA spokeswoman Alison Aikele said last week that the director […]

VA Care for Women found lacking…

Study sees discrepancies in VA care for men, women By KIMBERLY HEFLING – 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care for female military veterans lags behind the care offered to male vets at many VA facilities, an internal agency report says, even as women are serving on front lines at historic levels. There are […]

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