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News by Topic: Veterans

Dec 5, 2019 - Announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of funding and grant application information for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program focuses on ending homelessness among veterans and seeks to support services equitably across geographic regions, including rural and tribal areas. Eligibility is limited to existing grantees only. Grant applications are due January 24, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 22, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces findings of a 17 percent increase in the use of telehealth among veterans in fiscal year 2019. Includes information on the VA's Anywhere to Anywhere initiative, the VA Video Connect app, and the ATLAS program, which were implemented to increase access to healthcare for veterans, no matter their location.
Source: The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Nov 21, 2019 - Notice of proposed rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend regulations regarding the VA's collection of reimbursement for medical services provided for the treatment of nonservice-connected conditions. Comments on the proposed rule are due by January 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 20, 2019 - Highlights programs from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affair's Office of Rural Health (ORH) that were designed to recruit and retain rural clinicians. Includes information on training programs, scholarship opportunities, and financial reimbursement programs offered.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Nov 13, 2019 - Final rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs updating regulations for scholarships for certain healthcare professionals and establishing a pilot program to fund medical education of eligible veterans enrolled in covered medical schools. Includes the VA's response to comments received on the previously published proposed rule. The final rule is effective on December 13, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 11, 2019 - Highlights the Veteran's Club Facebook page, created as a support group for service members struggling with thoughts of suicide. Includes other programs such as AMVETS, aimed to educate military members and their families on the signs of suicide.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Nov 7, 2019 - The PBS Documentary, The Warrior Tradition, explores Native American motives for joining the U.S. military and how their culture has impacted their service. The documentary premieres on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2019.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Oct 28, 2019 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a proposed rule to clarify VA billing practices. Specifically, the proposed rule would amend regulations related to the VA's collection of payment from third-party payers for their treatment of nonservice-connected disabilities. Comments on the proposed rule are due by December 27, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 25, 2019 - Notice of final rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) establishing parameters and authority for the new Center for Innovation for Care and Payment regarding pilot programs testing payment and service delivery models. The rule will be effective on November 25, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 23, 2019 - The Veterans Health Administration is seeking comment on an information collection to implement requirements for the certification of providers, discontinuation of veterans care agreements, and disputes as they relate to the VA MISSION Act. Comments are due by December 23, 2019.
Source: Federal Register