A federal appellate court rejected CliniComp's claim that Cerner Corp. was improperly granted the VA's $10 billion EHR contract.
Health Net, one of two payers in the VA Choice system, is losing its claims-processing contract starting Oct. 1. The VA will step into the gap as it looks to take on a greater role in paying community providers for taking care of veterans.
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.
The owners of a New Hampshire provider stopped caring for 16 veterans as of Friday because they were unable to get about $60,000 in bills paid by the Veterans Affairs Department.
Newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will be in charge of rolling out VA Choice reforms as Congress battles over the program's funding.
It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban Denver with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care.
The Senate VA Committee approved Robert Wilkie's nomination to head the Veterans Affairs Department. A full Senate floor vote is expected shortly.
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.
Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Government investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.
In recognition of the 74th anniversary of D-Day, President Donald Trump is expected to sign into law the so-called Mission Act. This is the hotly debated and long-awaited set of reforms to the VA Choice program.
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.