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Veterans Affairs VA

IT Investment to Help VA Speed Claims Administration, Payment

January 9, 2018 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced new goals for claims administration and a significant investment in health IT tools that will help coordinate payment for community providers. The VA has set the goal of increasing the number of claims processed by 300 percent in January of 2018, and aims to double that number to 600 percent by April.  The VA will also attempt to cleanly...

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