An update from the VA on Affordable Health Care impact on Tricare For Life veterans… Priority category three veterans–those with VA disability ratings of 10 to 40 percent–will continue to receive cost-free VA care for any condition. Even if eligible for TRICARE-for-Life, they will not be impacted by the reimbursement changes planned for some other TFL beneficiaries who receive VA care. The only VA costs Priority 3 users face is a co-payment of $8 on outpatient medications for non-service-connected conditions.Read More
The 2013 Bull City Stand Down is set for Friday, September 20th. Time are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium and National Guard Armory. This event will include a free dental clinic.Read More
The VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) project has been saving, extending, and improving the lives of chronically ill Veterans for over 40 years by providing long-term primary care for those too sick to go to clinic on their own. They are often confined at home.Read More
You have heard the stories, and they are many, about VA claims taking forever. There are many reasons, but a primary reason is that claims are filed with incomplete information. Some make a statement of effect on the veteran, but don’t support the claim with factual information.Read More
Havelock News reports today on concerns about the VA’s plan to solve the claims backlog. Thomas Brennan of Halifax Media reported, “A local veterans organization is skeptical about a recent decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to target claims older than a year for completion by 2015. Veterans whose claims fall in that time frame will be given a provisional rating and will have one year after receiving the rating to provide additional information before the VA issues a final decision…”Read More
The Columbus Dispatch is carrying a story today by Chris Adams of McClatchy Newspapers. It reports that there is a change in how the VA is tackling the huge backlog of VA claims…Read More
Fayetteville VA Medical Center and the College of Health & Human Services at UNC Wilmington officially entered into an education affiliation agreement March 25.
All of the degree programs in the CHHS include a clinical, internship or field requirement in order to graduate.
A senator from North Carolina is calling on the VA for action in clearing up a logjam at the Veterans Benefits Administration office in Winston-Salem that has led to the second-longest wait time in the southeast region. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., says…Read More
Funeral Honors emergencies. You have been there. The post phone rings and a grieving family asks you about funeral honors. Their dad, mom, sister or brother served, but they never joined the VFW or other veterans’ group. They need help and they need it yesterday.Read More