Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


AMA Salutes Congress for Passing VA Health Care Bill


 

Statement from AMA President David O. Barbe, MD:

"Senate passage today of legislation reforming VA Choice is a victory for our veterans - continuing our commitment to honor their service and providing them with the best care available. The House passed the bill last week.

"The American Medical Association (AMA) believes every veteran deserves timely, accessible, high quality health care - whether within or outside the VA system. The bipartisan leadership from the Veterans Affairs committees in both chambers produced a bill that is worthy of our veterans.

"The VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (VA MISSION Act of 2018) will ensure veterans have continuity of care external to the VA's medical network, invest in the modernization of VA medical care facilities, expand veterans' access to clinically validated telehealth services within the VA, and authorize $5.2 billion in urgently needed funds to prevent interruption of veterans using the Choice Program.

"In addition, the bill will continue to fund vital programs to recruit and retain health care professionals to provide quality care for veterans. The bill establishes a loan repayment program for medical residents who are training in specialties deemed by the VA to be experiencing a shortage. It also will fund scholarships to medical students in exchange for service to the VA following residency training.

"This bill will give veterans more choices and reduce barriers to care. Once President Trump signs this into law, the AMA will work with the VA and our veterans to make implementation of these reforms a success."

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

Caring for Kids

Although the need is great, Middle Tennessee is fortunate to have dedicated professionals focused on helping the next generation reach their full potential.

Read More

Updating the Way to Pay

CMS is proposing big changes in the physician fee schedule and quality payment program for 2019

Read More

Physician Spotlight: John W. Brock, III, MD

Surgeon-in-chief, director of pediatric urology, professor, administrator, physician - Dr. John Brock wears many hats at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ... and all of them are focused on making the lives of children better.

Read More

Accounting for ACE to Maximize Outcomes in Pediatric Patients

From adverse traumatic experiences to ongoing toxic stress, childhood traumas often play a role in adult physical, mental and emotional health.

Read More

Middle Tennessee Youth & Family Resources

Editor's Note: We recognize the following information is not an exhaustive list of all the service providers helping support our area youth. If you know of additional services and organizations that should be included, please email editor@nashvillemedicalnews.com, and we'll add the information to this article.

Read More

Pediatric Rounds

Nashville is blessed to have two outstanding pediatric hospital facilities, along with a host of nonprofits, pediatricians and other providers caring for the city's youngest citizens.

Read More

Getting Your Piece of the Pie

Getting paid for services starts before a patient walks through the door and continues long after they leave. Successfully managing all the parts of the revenue cycle is the best way to make sure your practices gets the correct piece of the revenue pie.

Read More

AAHAM: Celebrating 50 Years of Supporting Revenue Cycle Professionals

The rules and regulations impacting the healthcare revenue cycle are rapidly changing. AAHAM Music City Chapter gives local executives the tools to stay ahead.

Read More

Relode: Disrupting the Healthcare Staffing Industry

Relode is changing the recruitment model while saving employers time and money in the search for the ideal candidate.

Read More

Second Annual TriMED Conference Set for September

It's almost time for the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit, which brings together key statewide organizations across multiple medical specialties for two days of insightful programming.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: