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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Sep 13, 2021 - Describes how the Together With Veterans Rural Suicide Prevention Program is being implemented in Greene county, Pennsylvania to address suicide and offer suicide prevention services for veterans.
Source: Observer-Reporter
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Sep 13, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopting the May 14, 2019, interim final rule regarding the parameters for Veterans Care Agreements (VCA) and responding to comments on the interim final rule. VCAs allow veterans to receive hospital care, medical services, and extended care services from community providers when the VA cannot provide the care that is needed.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 1, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting on September 22, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include updates from VA leadership, the Executive Director of the VA Office of Rural Health, and Committee Chair, as well as presentations on general rural healthcare access.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 24, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold 48 site-specific virtual listening sessions for veterans in August-September 2021 to gather feedback on veterans' experiences and perceptions related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at VA healthcare facilities; ways veterans feel they can be included; barriers to effective healthcare for diverse veteran populations; and unmet needs of diverse veteran populations. Registration information is available on the VA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion (ORMDI) website.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 17, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is seeking comments on a modified system of records called the Community Care Referrals and Authorization (CCRA). CCRA will be used by clinical providers to request and refer clinical care for Veterans with Community Care providers and will allow Veterans and non-VA medical facilities to request VA authorization of emergent and urgent Veteran care. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 9/15/2021