The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health, Dr. David Shulkin, recently spoke to the Commission on Care and shared the actions already underway to transform the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) into an integrated community care model. VA has submitted to Congress a plan to streamline and untangle our community care programs so that it can improve relationships with community providers, process and pay claims more timely and assure that veterans can see a community provider within 30 days of their referral. A list of MyVA Breakthrough Priorities is available online. Legislation that is needed and has been requested by VA that supports these MyVA Breakthrough Priorities is available online.
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