Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America
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37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Follow the action via live stream, the mobile app and on wheelchairgames.org, Facebook (wheelchairgames and paralyzedveterans), and Twitter/Instagram at @PVA1946. Now you will see daily highlight videos, Facebook live captures of opening and closing ceremonies, photos and veteran shoutout testimonials, media clips and celebrity endorsement videos. It was a truly memorable week.
Optimizing Funding for VA Community Care
A top priority for VA is making sure that Veterans have access to high quality care when and where they need it. One way VA accomplishes this priority is by using VA’s community care network. The Veterans Choice Program (VCP), one pathway among several for accessing the community care network, is being used at an increased rate. As a result, VA is providing its medical facilities with the flexibility needed to optimize resources locally for VA community care. Veterans that need community care will continue to be able to receive it.
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Cautiously Optimistic” on New VA Patient Record System
Streamlined patient record system could fulfill critical care component for clinicians
WASHINGTON, DC. June 5, 2017 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed restrained yet hopeful support of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement the VA will adopt the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) System currently used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to maintain veteran healthcare data.
By adopting the current DOD system, known as MHS GENESIS, the VA intends to improve interoperability to streamline patient care and protect healthcare data. It will replace the VA file recordation system, Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) that it’s utilized since the 1970s.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Weighs in on the American
Health Care Act Debate
As Senate prepares to debate legislation, questions remain for veterans
WASHINGTON, DC— In a May 3, 2017 letter sent to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) urged the House leaders to reject the latest version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), citing conflicting information circulating about this legislation and the adverse impact it could have on paralyzed veterans, as well as other veterans with disabilities.
VCP Phone Line Imposter
It has come to VA’s attention that a phone line has been set up by an unknown party to potentially "mimic" the VCP phone line. This imposter phone line may be intended to reach Veterans who inadvertently dial the VCP number incorrectly.
We want you to know that we are taking this seriously and to keep you aware of the steps we are taking. VHA Office of Community Care (VHA CC) has reported the “mimic” line to the VA Office of Inspector General for a possible civil or criminal investigation.
“Mimic” Phone Line
The phone line established to “mimic” the VCP phone line is 1-800-606-8198. You know you have reached the wrong VCP phone line when:
Be aware that this phone number incorrectly confirms callers had reach the VCP if the caller asks that question.
VCP Phone Line
The correct VCP phone line is 1-866-606-8198. This line is for Veterans to check their eligibility for the VCP and ask questions about the program.
If you are unsure if you have reached the correct phone line, hang up and dial 1-866-606-8198 again. The phone line will state the called has reach the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Lebanon, OR—Governor Kate Brown today met with Oregon veteran community leaders and called on the Legislature to support additional investments in veteran services and to provide a home for every veteran in Oregon. Speaking to residents, staff, and veterans' advocates at the Lebanon Veterans' Home , Governor Brown announced the following:
“In a difficult budget environment, I am proud that we were able to almost double funding for veterans efforts in my proposed budget. This has always been the starting point and over the last few months, I have heard from veterans across the state about how we can best support veterans and their families. Thanks to their input, I am proud to stand shoulder with our veterans to support General Fund resources for current services and an even greater level of investment with Measure 96 Lottery Funds.
“With these additional resources, I am calling for further investments in veteran services and a focused initiative to end veterans' homelessness in Oregon. Together with a broad group of public and private partners, we must continue to fund affordable housing and homeless prevention efforts to ensure every Oregon veteran has a roof over his or her head.”