President Trump will soon sign the VA MISSION ACT of 2018 into law. Also known as the Caring For Our Veterans Act of 2018, this legislation establishes the Veterans Community Care Program to provide care in the community to veterans who are enrolled in the VA healthcare system or otherwise entitled to VA care.
Additionally the Act strengthens and supports the relationship between the VA, health care providers, and our veterans. Improvements to provider payments, communications, and accessibility are included. Veterans will be more informed about their health care options through education and training programs. In response to the opioid crisis, the law also ensures safe prescribing practices and authorizes health care providers to participate in the national network of State-based prescription drug monitoring programs.