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Jun
19
2017
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Free Resources Available for Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention.
The Rocky Mountain MIRECC (Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center) for Veteran Suicide Prevention has free resources available.
May
10
2017
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VA Announces Adoption of American Cancer Society Mammogram Screening Guidelines
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is adopting American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk for breast cancer and complement VA’s already-extensive program for breast care for Veterans.
Mar
14
2017
News
VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune
VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune.
Mar
8
2017
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VA Press Release: VA Secretary Announces Intention to Expand Mental Health Care to Former Servicemembers With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges and in Crisis
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on March 7, 2017, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental health care needs to former servicemembers with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.  This move marks the first time a VA Secretary has implemented an initiative specifically focused on expanding access to assist former OTH servicemembers who are in mental health distress and may be at risk for suicide or other adverse behaviors.
Feb
24
2017
News
VA Tier Medication Copay Changes Take Effect 2/27/17
Department of Veterans Affairs Medication Copayment changes will take effect on February 27, 2017.
Jan
13
2017
News
VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune
VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune VA to provide disability benefits for related diseases. The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions: • adult leukemia • aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes • bladder cancer • kidney cancer • liver cancer • multiple myeloma • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma • Parkinson’s disease
Oct
14
2016
News
Idaho Women Veterans Day is October 22nd
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter proclaims October 22, 2016 to be Idaho Women Veterans Day.
Jul
14
2016
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VA News Release: VA Schedules 2 Million Appointments Using Veterans Choice Program
Improvements being made in increasing access to Community Care, but more work to be done
Mar
26
2016
News
VA Announces Call Center to Help Veterans with Choice Program Billing Issues
Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program billing.
Mar
23
2016
News
Veterans with Incomplete Health Care Applications Receive Additional Year to Enroll
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will extend the healthcare enrollment application period for one year to approximately 545,000 living veterans that have pending incomplete enrollment applications.
Mar
22
2016
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VA Proposes, Takes Action on Leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced actions against four leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and close-out of an Administrative Investigation Board (AIB) review of the Denver Hospital Replacement project.
Mar
16
2016
News
Combat Veterans Get Telephonic Health Care Application Option
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has amended its enrollment regulations to allow veterans to complete applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application.
Mar
8
2016
News
VA Announces Additional Steps to Reduce Veteran Suicide
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced new steps it is taking to reduce veteran suicide.
Mar
1
2016
News
VA Improves Timeliness of Provider Payments
To enhance veterans’ access to care and eliminate delays in Choice provider payment, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating administrative burdens placed on VA community providers
Mar
1
2016
News
Veteran's Copayment Responsibility for VA Health Care
What are your options if you are unable to pay your full copay charges? There are multiple options available to help make paying your current copay charges more affordable, or to eliminate them. You have the right to establish a monthly repayment plan at any time during your enrollment in VA health care if you cannot pay your debt in full.
Feb
22
2016
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DoD & VA Kick off New Interagency Coordination of Complex Care Effort
The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members who require complex care management as they transition from the DoD system of health care to the VA or within each system.
Feb
9
2016
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Care & Benefits for Veterans Strengthened By $182 Billion VA Budget
In his FY 2017 budget, President Obama is proposing $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Funding will continue to support the largest transformation in VA history; expand access to timely, high-quality health care and benefits; and advance efforts to end homelessness among veterans.
Jan
27
2016
News
Statement from VA Secretary on the Need to Reform the Veterans' Appeals Process
Last week I presented to the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee the way forward for the important transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs—what we call MyVA. We aim to improve our care and services to all veterans. In order to do that, I made clear that we would need Congress’ help in legislating a fair, streamlined, and comprehensive process for new appeals, as well as providing much needed resources to address the current pending inventory of appeals.
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