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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it is returning Medical Professionals currently serving Unions to serving Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it is returning Medical Professionals currently serving Unions to serving Veterans




    (November 8, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published (today) the following information: Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will be moving nearly 430 medical professionals from taxpayer-funded union work back to health care jobs serving Veterans. The move, which will improve VA’s ability to deliver health care to Veteran patients, will take effect Nov. 15 when VA repudia...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care




    (September 27, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    In a disaster, thousands of Americans may require immediate medical specialty care, surpassing the care available in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today awarded two $3 million grants to demonstrate
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans



    Washington, DC - - (September 18, 2018) - - Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

    Compared with data from the same period
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie meets with leaders at Washington DC VA Medical Center

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie meets with leaders at Washington DC VA Medical Center


    Receives update on progress and game plan for facility improvements in Veterans’ care



    Washington, DC - - (August 6, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie visited the Washington DC VA Medical Center (VAMC), where he met with facility and regional leaders and received updates on recent progress in Veterans’ care and plans for further improvements at the facility. Of the 25 r
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  • Veteran Affairs VEText System Transforming VA’s Medical Scheduling Process

    Veteran Affairs VEText System Transforming VA’s Medical Scheduling Process


    Text messaging improves access, reducing thousands of missed appointments


    July 24, 2018



    Washington, DC - - (July 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000. VA introduced VEText in March and 138 VA facilities are currently using the automated interactive text-message system, which reminds Veterans of upcoming health-care
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Launches Innovation Challenge to Spur Development of Medical Devices

    As Part of Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis, FDA Launches Innovation Challenge to Spur Development of Medical Devices ‒ including Digital Health and Diagnostics ‒ that Target Pain, Addiction and Diversion


    Agency will work closely with selected applicants to accelerate product development



    (May 30, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information: As part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to address the epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnos
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  • U.S. Veterans Administration Introduces New Feature That Allows Veterans to Securely Access Medical Images Online

    U.S. Veterans Administration Introduces New Feature That Allows Veterans to Securely Access Medical Images Online



    Washington, DC - - (April 30, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released a new online feature through the My HealtheVet portal that allows Veterans to access their medical images and associated study reports online.

    Called VA Medical Images and Reports, the feature allows Veterans with a premium account to view, download and share copies of their radiology studies,
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  • Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics

    Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics





    January 30, 2017


    New York, NY - - (January 27, 2017) - - Three individuals pleaded guilty this week in connection with a health care fraud scheme involving two Brooklyn, New York clinics that caused approximately $55 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth
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