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H.R.4841: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 43 (42 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 11, 2014
Latest Major Action June 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 - Title I: Improvement of Scheduling System for Health Care Appointments - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract for an independent assessment of:

  • the process at each VA medical facility for scheduling appointments for veterans;
  • the staffing level and productivity of each VA medical facility;
  • the organization, processes, and tools used by the VA to support clinical documentation and the subsequent coding of inpatient services;
  • the VA's purchasing, distribution, and use of pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical supplies, and medical devices; and
  • the VA's performance in paying amounts owed to third parties and collecting amounts it is owed.

Directs the Secretary: (1) through a technology task force, to review the VA's needs regarding its system and software for scheduling veterans' medical appointments; and ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
June 11, 2014 Referred to House Budget
June 11, 2014 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
June 11, 2014 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs