VA seeks to coordinate care with outside hospitals, clinics to meet veterans' care needs

The Department of Veterans Affairs will seek a new way to deliver care to veterans, including coordinating care with outside hospitals, clinics and doctors, according to Federal News Radio, which obtained an advanced copy of the VA's plan that the agency intends to send to Congress. The  department will focus on specialized care but may stop providing services found in other healthcare settings, according to the article. "This is a fundamental shift in the way we think healthcare will be delivered to veterans for the next 20 years," David Shulkin, M.D., undersecretary of health at the VA, told FNR. The plan will formalize care coordination to allow patients to get care seamlessly between the private sector and the VA, he said. Article

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