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Veterans Administration

VA gears up to take on Choice claims processing

VA gears up to take on Choice claims processing

Health Net, one of two payers in the VA Choice system, is losing its claims-processing contract starting Oct. 1. The VA will step into the gap as it looks to take on a greater role in paying community providers for taking care of veterans.

Senate panel puts Wilkie on confirmation path for VA chief

Senate panel puts Wilkie on confirmation path for VA chief

Robert Wilkie, the White House pick to lead the VA through expansion of the VA Choice program and the overhaul of its electronic health records system, mostly sailed through his Senate hearing, setting the course for his confirmation.

Long waits under VA's private health program

Long waits under VA's private health program

Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Government investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.

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