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VA wait times for new appointments equal to or better than those in private sector: JAMA study compared four VA specialty care services with private care (1/18/2019)

WASHINGTON - A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows VA significantly reduced wait times for Veteran patients in primary care and three specialty care services between 2014 and 2017.

VA to implement appeals modernization in February: Act will simplify process for how Veterans make claims appeals (1/17/2019)

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) announced that the Federal Register will publish on Jan. 18 regulations accompanying the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), which will help Veterans experience a more transparent claims decision-review process.

VA partners with DHS to expand Veteran suicide prevention efforts (1/17/2019)

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to bolster Veteran suicide prevention initiatives.

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