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Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

Tags: veterans , mental health , VA , VHA , RAND , Kate Watkins , GPRA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT

Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , HHS , CMS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , House Ways and Means Committee , Health IT ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST

Big changes

Big changes are underway in the health care record industry. The paper medical records are going digital. And the U.S. government is helping by awarding grants of almost $1.2 billion. This will help hospitals and health care providers establish and use electronic health records. But the problem is finding one universal electronic system that is compatible with all other systems and offers high levels of security. The governments is creating 70 health information technology centers that will aide health care institutions.

Tags: technology , Power of Information ,

Monday - 08/31/2009, 10:56am EDT

GOP speaking out on threats against Democrats

Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina is among a handful of Republicans speaking out against the violence.

Tags: management , Rep. Walter Jones , attacks , Capitol Hill , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 03:19pm EDT

Health care tops Hill punchlist, lawmakers tell AGA

Two veteran lawmakers forecast the year ahead on Capitol Hill.

Tags: contract , acquisitions , Congress , Jim Moran , Tom Davis , Virginia , Deloitte , retirement , economic stimulus

Friday - 02/20/2009, 07:32am EST

HHS launches

New website puts power into consumer's hands.

Tags: technology , HHS , , Todd Park , Gov 2.0 , Web 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 02:48pm EDT

Inside Government - July 30th, 2009

Patrick Kennedy
U.S. Rep.(D-R.I.)
Maurice Hinchey
U.S. Rep.(D-N.Y.)
Peter Winch
National Organizer, AFGE TSA
Chad Harris
Attorney, AFGE TSA

Tags: pay & benefits , Inside Government , AFGE , Congress , veterans , DoD , West Point , Chad Harris , Peter Winch , Patrick Kennedy , Maurice Hinchey

Thursday - 07/30/2009, 07:51pm EDT

Married With Kids

When it comes to shopping for health insurance, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says married couples with kids have a lot of homework to do.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey ,

Monday - 11/24/2008, 04:00am EST
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