The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has reached a key milestone by scheduling two million appointments through the program. The network now has over 350,000 providers and facilities. VA has partnered with Congress to improve the community care experience by: (1) removing the enrollment date requirement for Choice; (2) implementing criteria of 40-mile driving distance from medical facility with primary care physician; (3) implementing the unusual or excessive burden criteria; and (4) expanding the episode of care authorization from 60 days to up to one year. For more information, read VA's Plan to Consolidate Programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Improve Access to Care.
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