The Choice List

Modern Healthcare - - DATA POINTS -

open to vet­er­ans who have to wait more than 30 days for an ap­point­ment

1.2 MIL­LION

Vet­er­ans put on the Vet­er­ans Choice Pro­gram (VCP) wait­list for out­side care in fis­cal 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015)

283,500

Vet­er­ans au­tho­rized by the VHA for an out­side ap­point­ment

149,400

Vet­er­ans who ac­tu­ally re­ceived care un­der the VCP in the first 11 months of the pro­gram

45 DAYS

Av­er­age wait time for a VCP ap­point­ment —VHA Of­fice of the In­spec­tor Gen­eral Re­view of the Im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Vet­er­ans Choice Pro­gram, Jan­uary 2017

25%

Per­cent­age in­crease in VCP au­tho­riza­tions in fis­cal 2016 over fis­cal 2015 —VHA re­sponse to OIG re­port

360,000

Providers in VCP for fis­cal 2016, up 67% from fis­cal 2015

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