White House budget officials are weighing draft regulations to shape the VA's new, streamlined community care program that is poised to bring billions into private hospitals and clinics.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie's first full briefing on the VA Mission Act was scant on details for the most controversial provision: the automatic triggers to send veterans out to private physicians or hospitals for treatment.
As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.
The congressional session is winding down, but there's no shortage of hearings. Key committees will look at how the VA is implementing the Mission Act. Also, federal antitrust regulators will detail their approaches to hospital consolidation.
The Veterans Affairs Department's decision Thursday to prohibit medical workers from doing union work on salaried time has roiled unions.
Polls leading into Tuesday's midterm elections rank healthcare as one the top—if not the—top issue on voters' minds, alongside the economy and immigration.
The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."
A federal appellate court rejected CliniComp's claim that Cerner Corp. was improperly granted the VA's $10 billion EHR contract.
Health Net, one of two payers in the VA Choice system, is losing its claims-processing contract starting Oct. 1. The VA will step into the gap as it looks to take on a greater role in paying community providers for taking care of veterans.
The Senate is expected this week to vote on legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, physicians submit comments on the CMS' massive 2019 fee schedule rule.
The Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In Texas, a hearing on the future of the Affordable Care Act takes place.
The owners of a New Hampshire provider stopped caring for 16 veterans as of Friday because they were unable to get about $60,000 in bills paid by the Veterans Affairs Department.