QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

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Veterans Choice Act: Implementation Evaluation & Partnered Evaluation Awards

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act was signed into law in 2014, authorizing the expanded availability of hospital care and medical services from non-VA entities for three years. The Office of Management and Budget then asked VA to support an additional implementation evaluation of the Choice Act. This program evaluation is a joint effort of VA's Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence and the Office of Research and Development, with QUERI playing a prominent role in specific evaluations of ongoing learning and implementation of the Choice Act. As a result, QUERI is currently funding the following evaluation projects: