WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – hosted a call this week with TriWest Healthcare Alliance CEO Dave McIntyre, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Under Secretary Dr. Baligh Yehia, Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) Senior Vice President Chad Austin and a group of Kansas hospital executives. The discussion focused on implementation of the Veterans Choice Program and optimizing care coordination between VHA, TriWest and health care providers who serve veterans in Kansas communities.
“Providing veterans access to health care in our local communities enables them to receive services that they would otherwise not receive in a timely manner because of the burden associated with living in rural communities,” said Sen. Moran. “There have been numerous challenges with the implementation of Choice, but we are fortunate to have Kansas hospitals and clinics that are committed to doing what is in the best interest of veterans.”