Vet to Vet TN Joins United Veterans of Blount County

October 17, 2017  Maryville, Tennessee

During the October 17, 2017 of the United Veterans of Blount County (UVBC) monthly meeting, a motion to accept Vet to Vet Tennessee as their newest Veterans Organization was approved unanimously.

Currently the organization’s members are: American Legion Post 13 & Auxiliary, Maryville AMVETS Post 22 & Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Blount County Chapter 76 & Auxiliary, Military Order Purple Heart Sam Houston Chapter 1814 & Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Blount County Post 5154 & Auxiliary, World War 1 Barracks 3074 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John J. Duncan, Sr. Memorial Post 10855.

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VA Announces Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (‘CARE’) Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 16, 2017

Replaces Current ‘30-day/40-mile’ System With Patient/Provider-centric Decision-making

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has presented the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees with the administration’s draft proposal of the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act, designed to improve Veterans’ experiences with and access to health care, building on the best features of VA’s existing community care programs and strengthening VA’s ability to furnish care in its facilities.

In order to meet Veterans’ needs quickly and in a way that is easy to understand, the bill aims to:

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New VA secure messaging connections

October 15, 2017 Mountain Home, Tennessee

Recently we viewed the secure messaging page on MyHealtheVet website and found new contacts in the “To: “ dropdown list.  The list now includes Chaplaincy, Dental, Eligibility, Patient Advocate and Prosthetics.

This is a good opportunity to connect with the VA.  If you are not enrolled in MyHealtheVet click here.