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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Tags: technology , health IT , information sharing , VA , Defense Health Agency , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Dave Bowen , AFGE , Richard Thomas , Gerald Manar , Eric Jenkins , Lorraine Landfried , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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What are the top issues facing veterans in 2013?

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of veteran's issues, with representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
January 11, 2013(Encore presentation January 25, 2013)

Tags: workforce , veterans , VFW , disabled vets , claims processing , veterans issues , Veterans hiring , veterans care , Congress , Joe Davis , Ryan Gallucci , Gerald Manar , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , veteran employment , veteran issues , veterans with disabilities , veterans retirement benefits , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 01/11/2013, 11:43pm EST
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Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tags: VA , DoD , HHS , education , mental health , executive order , Barack Obama , John Hamilton , American Legion , Brian Bertges , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Veterans keeping up the fight for slots

War veterans' organizations are taking another shot at passing legislation allowing them to operate slot machines to offset dire finances at posts across the state.

Tags: slots , American Legion , Maryland House of Delegates , Maryland State Senate , Sheila Hixson

Friday - 01/14/2011, 02:00am EST