(@pcarey888)

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Out sourcing of Veterans w/ VA Healthcare becoming an HMO

if DOD will becoming a joint partner with the VA, all medical records will already be on hand for the membership numbers. VA has some extreme intelligent executives who are far above the patients and healthcare professionals within the facilities - most affiliated with universities. if possible to hand over the healthcare, hands on treatment to the university staff, transferring all present VA healthcare (hands... more »

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(@davis01w)

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Satisfaction Survey

Assisting in a Veteran Service Office with 25,000 veterans I would really like to see a satisfaction survey sent out concerning what I consider to be a terrible CBOC (from what I have experienced and heard). If these survey results show a high amount of dissatisfaction I would like to see the VA take action to improve these CBOC's. It's not about these VA employees who feel that the VA Medical System is all for them... more »

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(@indyranch)

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Veterans and Health Care Reform

With Obama wanting Health Care Reform why are veterans not being brought up on health care issues in the bill? Are we going to be standing in longer lines for care. Are we going to be pushed aside like we so often are? I just find it quite typical of the government when they dont want you to know something they click in on other issues to divert you away. Will veterans be fined for not getting government health care.... more »

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(@redbaker1)

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nation wide veteran's disablity discount pass for state parks

Today I was denied a Washington State park veterans disability pass for Washington State park system. I am an American Veteran. I volunteered for service in the Army to defend my country in the Vietnam war. I do have a 50% disability military related letter. I do have a State of California Veteran's disability discount pass card. I applied to the State of Washington for a similar veteran's card to use the State of... more »

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(@maryhall)

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VA NOT ANSWERING( IRIS)

Has anyone had a problem`s with the VA not answering there IRIS ?WE have many IRIS that have not been answered is there any reason for that?Many IRIS have been sent to the Region OFFICE in my state.Can something be done to make sure they answer these IRIS and we have been waiting along time for an privcay officer from that region office to call us about a matter that has not been answerd.Can we Fix this or is it just... more »

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(@davis01w)

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Recorded Monitoring of VA Health Care Facilities

In the spirit of openess I believe the VA Health System desparately needs recorded monitoring of the VA receptionist at the VA facilities. Many of these receptionists are contracted out and they are often young and working at their first job. I have been working as a volunteer county Veteran Service Assistant for our Veteran Service Officer. I have noticed and many veterans have told me about the terrible attitude and... more »

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(@michaelmorgan)

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Making VA a "Great Place to Work"

In testimony before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Secretary Shinseki said that one of VA's strategic goals is to "improve workforce satisfaction and make VA an employer of choice." I'd like to suggest using the model developed by the Great Place to Work Institute, which is used in Fortune Magazine's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For." That model has five dimensions: Measures of CREDIBILITY... more »

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(@michaelmorgan)

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Improving Organizational Performance

President Obama has expressed his intention that VA be transformed into a 21st century organization, and Secretary Shinseki has expressed his commitment to making VA "people centric, results driven, and forward looking." My suggestion is to expand on the Secretary's vision by increasing VA's use of the Baldrige Criteria to measure and improve organizational performance. Currently, VA uses the Baldrige Criteria as... more »

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(@woodellwood)

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Mistake

Will VA has done it again without even knowing it, The Parkinson’s, Ischemic heart disease and B-cell leukemias it look like these disease’s it will take about a year to get their first reply and here is why: VA stated that the law will be here this spring and in April VA waits the contractors to submit proposals in 90 days, then after VA APPROVES the SOLUTIONS then it will take 150 days to apply the new solution... more »

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(@retiredmcpo)

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CHARLIE NORWOOD VAMC AND NON-VA EMERGENCY CARE CLAIMS

Over 2 years ago I was treated at non-VA ER. I had been told by my PCP at the CBOC where I was a patient to go to the ER because of chest pain. I notified the CBOC of the visit as soon as I was discharged. I recveived the bills and sent them to Charlie Norwood VAMC for payment. To this day I have never received any notification as to whether of not the bills were paid or denied. Since I didn't get any more bills... more »

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(@retiredmcpo)

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VAMC NEEDS TO RESPOND TO TRAVEL VOUCHER SENT FROM CBOCS

There are actuall two issues here. The first deals with getting the Charlie Norwood VAMC to respond to a veteran who has submitted a travel voucher from a CBOC. My experience has been that a veteran has to call the VAMC to find out the status of the request. If the veteran isn't eligible for travel pay then Charlie Norwood VAMC should notify the veteran and tell him/her why the request was denied. Actually, I believe... more »

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(@majpreston)

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Closing the gap in the workforce for military occupations

I bring this back up because my desire is to get someone in Department of Labor and Department of Defense and VA to get off the )#)#&% and do something about this issue. I need your help to make this happen. PLEASE REVIEW and go to the original draft and find out more then let us U.S. do something about this. In the United States today we have an ever groing need for skilled workers in a wide variety of special... more »

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