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Spring 2019 VA Portland Veteran Connection Newsletter

VA Portland Veteran Connection

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The VA MISSION Act is an acronym for the “VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act.”  Signed into law June 6, 2018, it fundamentally transforms VA's health care system to help Veterans live a healthy and fulfilling life. 

It is scheduled to be implemented across the VA by June 2019.

The MISSION Act IS NOT a step toward privatization. It's about significantly improving Veterans' experience and enhancing their access to care.

The VA MISSION Act includes:
     • Streamlining and Improving Community Care,
     • Establishing a new Urgent Care benefit,
     • Expanding Caregivers Eligibility,
     • Strengthening VA’s Workforce,
     • and Strengthening VA’s Infrastructure. 
What's in it for me - What are the (enhanced) benefits of the MISSION Act as compared to CHOICE?

The Veterans Choice Program is one of several programs under the law that allow VA to refer Veterans to outside community providers for care, paid for by VA. In contrast, the VA MISSION Act replaces the Veterans Choice Program and other community care programs with a single community care program. In other words, the Veterans Choice Program is the name of a community care program, while the VA MISSION Act is the name of a law to be implemented and operational by June 2019.

The new community care program is designed to make receiving community care easier for Veterans by merging the sundry of VA's community care programs, including Choice, into one system that is easier to navigate for Veterans. The new program is expected to make eligibility, appointments, getting care, costs and billing processes easier and simpler so that Veterans receive timely, high-quality care.

See all the details related to the VA Mission Act HERE on the VA Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI) web page. Learn more »

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Gentle Yoga Classes for Veterans (women only) - Portland
Apr 25, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (PST)  
Portland VA Medical Center

Living with Epilepsy Support Group
Apr 25, 2019  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  (PST)  
Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg. 104, level P5, Room 154A

Gentle Yoga (modified) Classes for Veterans - Portland
Apr 25, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  (PST)  
Portland VA Medical Center

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