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Veteran Services: Health Care

Health Care

The range of health issues facing America's veterans is both wide and ever-evolving. The American Legion recognizes this and provides valuable health-care information on a variety of conditions, as well as regularly updated information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

Orlando VA hospital still in limbo

Contractor, VA can’t give lawmakers clear answers about when long-awaited medical center will be done or what it will finally cost.

VA centralizes prosthetics procurement

The new way of providing wounded warriors with prosthetic equipment aims to be more cost-effective.

VHA asks Legion to help in DBQ review

The Veterans Health Administration has developed new training modules for using its Disability Benefits Questionnaires.

VA expands specialty care in rural areas

VA's new program, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, will benefit millions of veterans and their primary care providers.

Taking the 'D' out of PTSD

A few Pentagon proponents would like to see PTSD reclassified as PTS.

VA sets goal of telemental health consultations

Consultations to be clinic-based for all mental health specialties.

VA's AboutFace program focusing on PTSD

Program geared toward helping veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.

VA briefs Legion on R&D progress

Research and development highlights include eHealth initiative, Million Veteran Program and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative.

Legion applauds DoD review of PTSD cases

Following the Army’s lead, all branches of the armed forces will be reviewing PTSD cases.

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