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Department of Veterans
Affairs Update


VAntage Point Blog

01/12/2017 02:35 PM EST

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions. Estimates show that copayment amounts would increase three times over six years if the current regulations are left unchanged, but switching to a tiered system and freezing associated copayments will continue to keep costs low for Veterans. The new tiered copayment structure will decrease the costs of outpatient medications for most Veterans, aligning with VA’s goals to reduce out-of-pocket costs, encourage greater adherence to prescribed outpatient medications and reduce …

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01/12/2017 11:03 AM EST

The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit will focus on the needs and issues important to women Veterans and provide training, information, and guidance to assist women Veterans—and those who serve them—with navigating through VA and community resources.

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01/12/2017 10:00 AM EST

VA Employees Help Brighten the Holidays for Veterans’ Families The Providence VA Medical Center distributed an estimated $60,000 worth of toys, bikes and games provided by VA employees, volunteers, Veterans and other donors to Veteran families in need during the week of Dec. 14. “What better way to serve Veterans than helping to bring them the joy of happy children during the holidays?” asked Donna Russillo, chief of Voluntary Service at Providence VAMC, who coordinated the toy drive. The “Giving Tree” was placed in the medical center’s 5th floor elevator lobby. Decorated with paper ornaments identifying the ages, genders, sizes …

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