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Robert Wood Foundation Launches Health Law Website

The Legal Barriers project announced it has launched a new website, Health Information and the Law.org. The site serves as a functional, online repository of federal and state laws regulating the access, use, release and publication of health information. It also aims to informs the public of potential legal disputes …

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NC Sen. Burr Proposes Vet Health Care Reform Bill

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is proposing the Veterans Health Administration reduce its number of regional medical administrative offices as part of a larger effort to streamline healthcare for veterans, Military Times reports. Burr told writer Patricia Kime these offices divert money largely towards overhead and other costs unrelated to healthcare. …

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SSA, Pentagon Aiming To Centralize Electronic Disability Claims Process

The Social Security Administration and the Defense Department are partnering to establish a new electronic disability claims process for service members, veterans and their dependents. SSA said Monday the nationwide project simplifies social security processing by compiling healthcare information in a centralized data base. Social Security disability case processing sites …

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VA Plans to Stop In-Home Telehealth Copays

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to eliminate copays for in-home telehealth services starting on May 7, Mobi Health News reports. In a Federal Register notice, the VA said it will stop the copays unless it receives compelling negative complaints. The VA said it hopes the mandate will increase access …

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Top Tricare Official Gives Backing to Healthcare, R&D Programs

The director of the Tricare Management Activity reaffirmed the Pentagon’s goal to provide healthcare for soldiers and their families, American Forces Press Service reports. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, also assistant secretary for health affairs, recommended the Pentagon identify best practices for improving both facilities and information sharing. Defense health program expenses …

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Pentagon Proposes New Military Healthcare Agency to Congress

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reported the Pentagon’s plans to integrate Military Health System operations to Congress Friday. The report includes three modifications to the current structure of the MHS. The plan includes establishing the Defense Health Agency, which Carter said will accept all TRICARE management responsibilities and assume liability for …

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