The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have announced their ongoing effort to ease the transition for servicemembers who require complex care management as they transition from the DoD system of health care to VA or within each system. The effort is designed to ease the burden for servicemembers and veterans, who have suffered illnesses or injuries so severe as to require the expertise provided by multiple care specialties throughout both Departments. The hallmark of the effort is the implementation of the role of Lead Coordinator, who will be a designated member of a servicemember's care management team who will serve as the primary coordinator for that individual. It will be the job of the Lead Coordinator to guide servicemembers through the system, ensuring that they receive the care, benefits, and services they both require and to which they are entitled.
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