The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.
President Donald Trump has nominated acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Veterans Affairs Department is moving onto software made by the same company that makes the Defense Department's EHR, which could be both a good and a bad thing.
"We realize the VA Mission Act will be a new program and there will be growing pains. But we stand behind the ideals and concepts that the VA Mission Act promises our veterans," says Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni.
After months of delays over interoperability and other concerns, the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner have reached an agreement for the VA's new electronic health record system.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.
The next Veterans Affairs secretary faces a tough job. The agency's ability to meet the special healthcare needs of a rapidly changing veteran population hangs in the balance.
A House committee approved a VA Choice bill during a hearing, but it's unclear whether Congress can pass the legislation before the program's funding runs out.
Hospital execs and lobbyists will flood the Washington Hilton for the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting. HHS Secretary Alexa Azar, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) are among the D.C. dignitaries scheduled to speak.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will mark up the newly released VA Choice reforms next week as President Donald Trump urges Congress to pass the package by Memorial Day.
Following a report that people from outside the government meddled in negotiations between the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner Corp., members of Congress are calling for an investigation.
The VA health system is working on par or better than similar non-VA providers, although there was "high variation" in quality across facilities, according to new analysis by RAND Corp. commissioned as part of the original 2014 VA Choice law.