In order to improve Veterans’ access to care, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 provides that health care services shall be offered to eligible Veterans at certain non-VA facilities through agreements with the VA. The IHS, Tribal and urban health care facilities and programs (I/T/U) are encompassed by the statutory list of entities which may provide such services under Section 101(a)(1). Section 102 is specifically designed to enhance collaboration between the VA and the IHS and directs the VA and the IHS to, among other things, submit a report on the feasibility and advisability of entering agreements to reimburse the IHS and Tribal health facilities for the costs of direct care services provided to Veterans who are not Indians.
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Categories: Advisory Committee Correspondence