Friday, November 28, 2014

FW: Veteran's Home Fundraiser

  VETERANS HOME FUNDRAISER



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  



From: akan01@centurylink.net
To: rogerhenning@cox.net; Stevedaugh@aol.com; lvpaladin1@gmail.com; rserge1@outlook.com
Subject: FW: Veteran's Home Fundraiser
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:38:53 -0800




Subject: Veteran's Home Fundraiser


FW: Join Us for our Winterbock Tapping!



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  



From: akan01@centurylink.net
To: akan01@centurylink.net
Subject: Join Us for our Winterbock Tapping!
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:40 -0800

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From: Joel Forman [mailto:joelpharm@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 12:44 PM
To: Joel
Subject: Fw: Join Us for our Winterbock Tapping!


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Proclamation of Thanksgiving


This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving.
Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution."
Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times, mainly in New England and other Northern states. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale's request immediately, unlike several of his predecessors, who ignored her petitions altogether. In her letter to Lincoln she mentioned that she had been advocating a national thanksgiving date for 15 years as the editor of Godey's Lady's Book. George Washington was the first president to proclaim a day of thanksgiving, issuing his request on October 3, 1789, exactly 74 years before Lincoln's.
The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln's secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops.

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,
Secretary of State


From:  Abraham Lincoln Online

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FW: VA begins second phase of Veterans Choice Card program implementation for veterans



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  











From: vva106@live.com
Subject: FW: VA begins second phase of Veterans Choice Card program implementation for veterans
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:40 -0700



More on choice cards.
Dennis
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------

Subject: VA begins second phase of Veterans Choice Card program implementation for veterans
To: Eugene Crego <genecrego@gmail.com>


VA begins second phase of Veterans Choice Card program implementation for veterans

VA
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
NEWS RELEASE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
MEDIA RELATIONS
WASHINGTON, DC 20420
(202) 461-7600
www.va.gov

November 18, 2014

VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program - Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care

Washington, DC -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility.

"VA continues to focus on implementation of this new temporary benefit so that Veterans receive the timely quality care they need in a way that reduces confusion and inefficiencies," said Secretary Robert A. McDonald, who penned an open letter to Veterans announcing the
implementation of the Choice Card program.

The Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit that allows some Veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. The first round of cards along with a letter explaining the program was issued on November 5
to Veterans who are eligible based on their place of residence. VA is now engaging in the next phase of its rollout --eligibility explanation letters are being sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days from their preferred date to be seen or considered medically necessary by their physician. To improve service delivery, VA has prioritized efforts to accelerate Veterans off of wait lists and into clinics through the Accelerated Care Initiative begun over the summer. Through this initiative, VA medical centers have increased access to care inside and outside of VA, added more clinic hours and work days, deployed mobile medical units and shared their best practices from VA's high-performing facilities throughout the organization.

Significant improvements have resulted nationally:

Scheduling more than 1.2 million more appointments in the past four months than in the same period last year. In total, VA medical centers have scheduled over 19 million Veteran appointments from June to October 1, 2014;
Reducing the national new patient Primary Care wait time by 18 percent;
Completing 98 percent of appointments within 30 days of the Veterans' preferred date, or the date determined to be medically necessary by a physician;
Authorizing 1.1 million non-VA care authorizations, a 47-percent increase over the same period last year; and
Increasing the amount of time providers could deliver care to Veterans by increasing the amount of clinic hours in primary and specialty care and through adding weekend and evening clinics at our medical centers.
VA is America's largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving approximately 9 million Veterans enrolled in health care services. The Choice Program is part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA), enacted nearly three
months ago, to enable VA to meet the demand for Veterans' health care in the short-term.
For more information about the Choice Program, call 1-866- 606-8198 or visit http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/.
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Monday, November 24, 2014

FW: Request for your support as a U.S. Veteran

APRN Draft Letter

Letter to Vets Requesting VHA Proposal Support

 please click on links above for sample letters

Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  




Subject: Fw: Request for your support as a U.S. Veteran

Robert,  Please post.  Richard

Please note: forwarded message attached


Subject: Request for your support as a U.S. Veteran
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:45:01 -0800

Dear Mr. Small,
It was nice speaking with you this morning.  Thank you for your service to our country that has benefited all of us.  
As I mentioned, Im working with Dan Hart and Associates, to improve timely medical care for veterans in the VA hospitals nationwide.  
We are helping the VHA with a proposal which will improve wait times veterans are having to endure to receive medical care in VA hospitals. The proposal will change the VA's nursing handbook to state Advanced Pratice Registered Nurses (APRN)'s are allowed to provide full practice care.
APRNs are registered nurses with advanced education and clinical expertise. A graduate degree is required for their practice. There are currently 5,000 APRNs already providing care for our veterans in the VHA system. The Department of Defense currently recognizes APRNs as full practicioners. Expanding the pool of full practice providers to include APRNs would be part of the solution to improving care for our veterans and alleviating the serious delays that have become the status quo.  Veterans have been suffering on wait lists, as they urgently need medical attention. With over 1,700 facilities where 8.76 million veterans receive care annually, the scale of this problem is enormous. 
I have attached a sample letter and an outline of the proposal which I will distribute to veterans at an upcoming veteran club meeting in Summerlin, in case it's helpful.  
Would you be willing to support this proposal by writing a short letter including the type of U.S. Veteran and rank you have achieved and noting any experience you may have had with the VA hospitals and care. If you are short on time, I am available to help you draft a letter for your review.
Thank you for your time and your service to our country. 
If I can answer any questions or contact any of your fellow veterans regarding their support, my cell number is (702) 296-8665 and my email is turaterri@gmail.com
Wishing you a successful day.  Be well! - Terri Tura
Best,
Terri Tura
Community Director
Dan Hart and Associates
dhart.net/
Cell: (702) 296-8665    
"It is you who must make the effort.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FW: some new info for the website/blog

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B11axbziSq-EZWY4UHE4bnJ5UGM/view?usp=sharing

just click on link above to this new gun you can try


Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  




From: rogerhenning@cox.net
To: henningnhss@gmail.com
Subject:
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:58:59 -0800


Inovairtech is offering a free ½ day chance to try out and fire their high tech air rifles free of cost at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club this upcoming Sunday.  You need to confirm if you intend to be there by calling Don Leckburg [VVA Chapter 17 Chaplain] at 702-633-4345 or 702-513-4086.  Attached is a cut from their website www.inovairtech.com

Roger J. Henning
HenningNHSS@gmail.com
rogerhenning@cox.net

(702) 595-1795
(702) 256-2214


FW: No mission this week at Veterans Cemetery 20 Nov 14



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  


> From: akan01@centurylink.net
> To: akan01@centurylink.net
> Subject: No mission this week at Veterans Cemetery 20 Nov 14
> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:03:15 -0800
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Donaghy [mailto:bobdonaghy@me.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:50 PM
> To: Undisclosed recipients:
> Subject: No mission this week
>
> Hi Everyone
>
> This Thursday, nov.20th, there are no services scheduled at the Boulder
> City Veteran's cemetery.
>
> Thank you Bob Donaghy=
>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FW: Las Vegas Rescue Mission (ATTN ) AMABASSADORS

AMBASSADOR SIGN UP SHEET

just click on link above for sign up sheet

Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  





Robert-please post the following plus the attachment on the website-thanks

The Hard Rock CafĂ© is participating in this event on Nov. 22, as they are not feeding the needy at their location this year.  An invitation has been presented to members of Chapter 17 to participate along with them at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.  Contact the Rescue Mission to volunteer if you are interested.  The mission also has some other volunteer opportunities available now through the end of January.  Thank you, Joni Giancola, VVA Chapter 17 Public Relations Chair





Maybe Robert can put this on the blog and webpage





Mike
Here is the info for this Saturday if anyone wants to volunteer

Jeanmarie

From: Las Vegas AGM
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 6:23 AM
To: Vegas AGM OPS 2; Vegas Sous Chef 2; Vegas Admin; Vegas Sales Assistant; Vegas FA
Cc: Vegas OPS 3; Vegas Ops 1
Subject: RE: Las Vegas Rescue Mission (ATTN ) AMABASSADORS

Ok, if y'all can get anyone , here is a sign up sheet and flyer for next sat Nov 223nd  .   it says a lot of things on here but we will be with the Rescue mission giving out frozen Turkeys and all the accompaniments . Since we are not doing the Feed the Needy here on thanksgiving and I know some of the staff usually  just show up at Paradise. Please let them know we will not be doing that this year . We have let the Vietnam Vets know. A few of them may join us to volunteer also

This is for a week from today   

Jeanmarie



Hey y'all. Since we are not doing Feed the Needy at Paradise cafe this year ,we have option of heading down to help Rescue mission the weekend before . Some of the Vietnam vets that usually help with turkey day may join us since it's yearly tradition 

 I am going to send over sign up sheets tomorrow once I confirm a couple things 

JmS
JmS

Begin forwarded message:

To: "Las Vegas AGM" <LasVegas_AGM@hardrock.com>
Subject: Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Good Morning JeanMarie,

Have are a few upcoming Special Projects:

November 22: The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is teaming up with the Convoy of Hope for our annual turkey giveaway this year. The volunteer schedule is from 7:30am to 4pm. I've attached the flyer for your convenience.

We also need help with sorting food (anytime between now and January 31st  and wrapping toys (December 1-15) between 10am- 6pm Monday through Saturday. You pick the date and time and I'll put your group on the schedule.

We're looking forward to working with you this holiday season and into next year.

Kindest Regards,


Shannon Mengel
Assistant Director of Development
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
480 W. Bonanza Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702.382.1766

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Monday, November 17, 2014

FW: Grand Canyon Warriors


Hank Detering
MOPC Chapter 1777, Valley Forge, PA
610-869-3631








Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 



From: rserge1@outlook.com
To: grumpiebob.navy1969@blogger.com; grumpiebob.regionvimoph@blogger.com
Subject: FW: Grand Canyon Warriors
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:01:34 -0800




Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 



From: richardandshirley@netzero.net
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:52:46 +0000
To: rserge1@outlook.com
Subject: Fw: Grand Canyon Warriors

Please post and distribute.

Please note: forwarded message attached

From: "Henry A. Detering" <HankD461@aol.com>
To: little4j@aol.com, rjpuskar@cox.net, willytoe@yahoo.com, Daniel.uscg@yahoo.com, nicknelsondist16@yahoo.com, Jmi2609470@aol.com, papasmurf1946@comcast.net, Richardandshirley@netzero.net, jleonard@purpleheart.org, fvanhoy@purpleheart.org, jkclary@yadtel.net, atlsam@aol.com, MagazineEditor@purpleheart.org
Subject: Grand Canyon Warriors
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:06:18 -0500



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--Forwarded Message Attachment--
From: HankD461@aol.com
Subject: Grand Canyon Warriors
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:06:18 -0500
To: little4j@aol.com; rjpuskar@cox.net; willytoe@yahoo.com; Daniel.uscg@yahoo.com; nicknelsondist16@yahoo.com; Jmi2609470@aol.com; papasmurf1946@comcast.net; Richardandshirley@netzero.net; jleonard@purpleheart.org; fvanhoy@purpleheart.org; jkclary@yadtel.net; atlsam@aol.com; MagazineEditor@purpleheart.org

Gentlemen,
Please consider sharing information about this trip.
It is a small but important effort, and hopefully the first of a series of trips, one for wounded veterans of each of our services.
I will gladly provide details and additional information.
Thank you!




Hank Detering
MOPC Chapter 1777, Valley Forge, PA
610-869-3631








Hank Detering
MOPC Chapter 1777, Valley Forge, PA
610-869-3631






FW: Memoirs From Nam



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 



Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:48:20 +0000
Subject: Memoirs From Nam
From: noreply+feedproxy@google.com
To: rserge1@outlook.com

Memoirs From Nam

Memoirs From Nam


Enough: by Lance Pinamonte
Posted: 16 Nov 2014 02:32 AM PST
Reverence ... or Shame?


Hope you like, CJ...















Enough ...


For the people who give their lives to this nation,
then watch the same war in different name take more
For it's not enough ...

To those who die from the chemicals we lay down,
then we ignore the death for the profit
For it's not enough ...

When the waters rise above our heads, lands lost,
we shun those with the reason
For it's not enough ...

The wealthy grow to hate the poor, grow richer,
to where they hold the future of all
For it's not enough ...

A place where lies and hate take the place
all for the promotion of fear
For it is not enough ...

So we ask the question that lies in wait,
"When will we be free of these things?
When will it be ... enough?"


God bless America.


Lance

Lance L. Pinamonte
U.S. Army - 1967 to 1970
67N30 Crewchief/Doorgunner Helicopter Mech.
Champagne Flight


Other Articles by Lance:




"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will." ~Everett Hale


Feel free to comment on this post. You are also invited to write about anything you want to share. Memoirs From Nam is YOUR blog. You are writing America's history.

Send it to me in an e-mail and I will be proud to post it for you.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

FW: VVA Web Weekly - What's New on vva.org: November 14, 2014




Subject: VVA Web Weekly - What's New on vva.org: November 14, 2014
From: achaney@vva.org
To: vva17nv@outlook.com
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:51:54 +0000

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In This Issue November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday National Guard!!

VA Restructuring to Include Consumer Service and Advisory Councils

HVAC Chair's Statement on VA Restructuring

VA Has List of 1,000 Who Should Be Fired
"Ticket to Work for America's Veterans": Free Services for Those Who Served
House to Vote Again on "Hire More Heroes Act" in New Congress
DoD and NCAA Form Alliance to Fight Concussions
CMS Okays Lung Cancer Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries
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Veterans Crisis Line
VA Caregiver Hotline
National Guard Turns 378
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Happy Birthday National Guard!!
378 Years (1636-2014)

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As Reported by Military Times

VA Restructuring to Include Consumer Service and Advisory Councils

In a November 10 Military Times article by Leo Shane III, VA officials will add a new customer-service branch and a national network of veteran advisory councils in what is being touted as the largest restructuring of the department in its history.
Read complete article here:
HVAC Press Release

HVAC Chair's Statement on VA Restructuring

From a November 10 HVAC press release: "New plans, initiatives, and organizational structures are all well and good, but they will not produce their intended results until VA rids itself of the employees who have shaken veterans' trust in the system. So far, VA hasn't done that, as evidenced by the fact that the majority of those who caused the VA scandal are still on the department payroll. I'm disappointed that instead of fully embracing the new firing authorities Congress and President Obama gave VA as part of the "Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act," the department has shied away from them and even added more bureaucratic red tape, such as additional appeals and interminable stints on paid leave. No one doubts that reforming VA is a tough job. But getting rid of failed executives should be the easiest part, not the most difficult."
—Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
As Reported by The Blaze

VA Has List of 1,000 Who Should Be Fired

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald says he has a list of more than 1,000 people at the VA who should be fired. (AP Photo/David Becker)
In a November 10 The Blaze article by Peter Kasperowicz, VA Secretary Robert McDonald says he has a list of more than 1,000 people that could be fired from the VA, and indicated the department is slowly working through that list to see who should be removed.
Read complete article here
National Work Incentive Seminar

"Ticket to Work for America's Veterans": Free Services for Those Who Served

Ticket To Work
On November 19, at 3 p.m. EST, a team of disability benefits experts will present a national Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar titled "Ticket to Work for America's Veterans: Free Services for Those Who Served." WISE webinars are a great first step for people who have a disability and are ready and able to benefit from the social and financial rewards of employment. The free WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs. A special guest speaker will address Ticket to Work and Work Incentives for America's Veterans; Employment Supports for Veterans with Disabilities; and Additional Resources for Veterans with Disabilities.
Register online today at http://www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY)
As Reported by The Hill

House to Vote Again on "Hire More Heroes Act" in New Congress

In a November 11 The Hill article by Cristina Marcos, the House will vote on legislation in the new Congress to incentivize businesses to hire more veterans by excluding them from the healthcare law's employer mandate. Under the bill, H.R. 3474, titled the "Hire More Heroes Act," employers could exclude veterans who receive health coverage through the DoD or the VA from their lists of workers in order to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate.
Read complete article here
From DoD News

DoD and NCAA Form Alliance to Fight Concussions

In a November 7 DoD News article by Amaani Lyle, DoD and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are partnering in a $30 million initiative to combat concussions. The initiative will look at ways to improve prevention, protection, and treatment of concussions in athletics, during military training, and in combat. "This grand alliance represents the most comprehensive investigation of concussion and head-impact exposure ever conducted," said Army Maj. Gen. Nadja West, Joint Staff surgeon.
Read complete article here
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From The Veterans Health Council

CMS Okays Lung Cancer Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries

Lung Cancer Screening
On November 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Approximately four million Medicare beneficiaries fit the eligibility criteria for screening. The decision is aligned with the recommendations submitted to CMS in September by a coalition led by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology (ACR), and nearly 100 other professional societies, public health organizations, medical centers, and patient groups, including VVA's Veterans Health Council.
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