Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health claims can now be verified faster and easier thanks to the Official Military Activities Report (OMAR) , which is a new tool that allows VA employees quick access to significant activity (SIGACT) data used to verify combat and other military participation in what could be considered stressful events. The database currently includes approximately 250,000 significant events in Iraq and around 500,000 events in Afghanistan. Thanks to OMAR, the claims development process time is reduced by an average of 60 days. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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