The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.
A House committee approved a VA Choice bill during a hearing, but it's unclear whether Congress can pass the legislation before the program's funding runs out.
Hospital execs and lobbyists will flood the Washington Hilton for the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting. HHS Secretary Alexa Azar, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) are among the D.C. dignitaries scheduled to speak.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will mark up the newly released VA Choice reforms next week as President Donald Trump urges Congress to pass the package by Memorial Day.
Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni is among those being considered to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, sources close to the matter say.
The VA health system is working on par or better than similar non-VA providers, although there was "high variation" in quality across facilities, according to new analysis by RAND Corp. commissioned as part of the original 2014 VA Choice law.
Lawmakers and stakeholders want VA Choice reforms to wrap up as focus turns to the search for the next VA secretary nominee.
Dr. Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration for the VA secretary nomination after Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee released detailed allegations from his tenure as White House physician.
Democrats of the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee released detailed allegations against VA Secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson, including that he earned the nickname "Candyman" for allegedly reckless prescribing practices. The White House has closed ranks to support Jackson.
The White House is standing by VA secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson as key senators delay his confirmation hearing. The senators haven't revealed specific allegations, but they are seeking information on Jackson's conduct.
President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing.