The Senate is expected this week to vote on legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, physicians submit comments on the CMS' massive 2019 fee schedule rule.
The Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In Texas, a hearing on the future of the Affordable Care Act takes place.
Morris spent only a little over a month at the helm of the committee that's overseeing the VA's $16 billion Cerner EHR project.
New Hampshire's example shows how the VA can work with private-sector hospitals to deliver care for veterans without long delays.
Newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will be in charge of rolling out VA Choice reforms as Congress battles over the program's funding.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
Robert Wilkie, the White House pick to lead the VA through expansion of the VA Choice program and the overhaul of its electronic health records system, mostly sailed through his Senate hearing, setting the course for his confirmation.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.
Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.
The president's latest executive order limiting the time federal employees can spend on union business could have a significant impact at VA health centers — and their budgets.