Department of Defense

Veterans' Page to reduce overlapping services

Why do Vet’s mental health issues slip through the cracks? Problem is extremely complex & many organizations involved, Organizations don’t report to each other, Medical issues complicate mental health, Family members don’t get information, Some of the resources family, Reservists and National Guard might use are in the community so a family might not hear about such resources from the military chain of command, It’s not ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Medical Records - Release of Information veterans records

The Release of Information method of printing out requested information on paper is time-consuming, expends high costs in paper, printer toner and printer useage costs and parts, (fusers, photoconductor kits, etc.), on leased printers. My solution to cover all patients, including homeless veterans: It would much easier to fulfill those records requests on CD or DVD rewritable disks with password protection just as ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Cut costs on loans against insurance

Limit the amount of loans veterans can take out loans against their Disabled Servicemembers Veterans Insurance. Currently the system is bogged down by a very small percentage of the overall amount of veterans who have SDVI. By law the government cannot deny a veteran their money, yet, out of the over million who have it, a few hundred per year take small loans out every month in the area of less then $10 to $20. The process ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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Legislative Branch

V.A.M.C's to manage active military healthcare stateside

The largest Healthcare system already in place and functioning in this country are the Veteran's Affairs Medical Centers. The infrastructure is already in place. Specially trained physician's and staff are attuned to the special medical issues that arise in the military profession. Some of the most State-of-the-Art care practices exist in the VA system. The VA system is not hindered by the drawbacks of the commercial ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Cut Disability Benefits - Limit Entitlement Criteria

Disability entitlements are out of control. I am currently separating from the military, and I wish I had a dollar for every time someone strongly encouraged me to report every stubbed toe and bruise to the military docotors so that later down the road I could file a claim to receive disability entitlements. It is like the dirty secret that everyone knows about, yet no one does anything about. Massive amounts of money ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS! This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws, ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Veterans & Military Health Care Merging

Both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) & the Military Health System (MHS) have vastly more expensive healthcare delivery costs than the private sector. Each has an annual budget of over 50 billion dollars meaning that over $2B/veteran is spent on health care in the VA and roughly $5B/MHS beneficiary. Pretty ridiculous, eh? We should merge the two healthcare delivery programs of the VHA & MHS (VA & DoD) to try ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Better Letters for Vets

VA needs to upgrade the structure and content of standard language used in its automatically generated letters (MAPD and PCGL) to provide optimal service to Veterans, slash claims inventory, save money, and boost employee morale. Edits should be done by VA employees who work claims daily, not contractors in Washington who have never opened a Veteran's file. Every month VA receives thousands of requests to clarify ...more »

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Veteran's Administration Efficiencies

Make the VA more efficient. Have the VA use military health records instead of calling veterans in numerous times to take the same test over & over! The process to get disability benefits is horrendously long and exhausting. The system for data entry of service related health records is also horrendous. It is not user friendly or intuitive & if you are lucky enough to enter your "x" yrs of service data, you then have ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

USE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS (60,000)

Many veterans are returning home with physical limitations or returning home with no job to go to. Instead of using a contractor for our security jobs, use our vterans. Many veterans even with physical limitations could sit around and watch a camera for better security. This could save lots of money by doing away with the contractor and contracted employees, less unemployment benefits going out the door!

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Better Monitoring of Veteran Travel Pay with GPS

Millions of dollars are issued each year to veterans who qualify for travel pay benefits in order to come to the VA for medcial appointments. The problems is... it is the easiest system in the world to scam. Veterans are paid based on the distance from the address they have listed in their medcial record to the VA facility. Often veterans will list an address of a relative who lives far away on their medcial record ...more »

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Reduce Veteran's Preference

I myself am a disabled veteran, but I would say that I would have acheived my position as an auditor without the preference (CPA with Big 4 Experience). However, too often veteran's are hired that are underqualified, reducing the current and long term efficiency of our goverment and lowering moral of other employees. It really does not benefit the veteran or the government to have individuals in positions for which ...more »

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