Summary

                            To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Veterans Health ID Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a
two-year pilot program under which: (1) eligible veterans may elect to receive
hospital care and services at non-VA facilities, and (2) the VA shall reimburse
such facilities for the cost of such care and services.

An "eligible veteran" is a veteran who: (1) is enrolled in the VA's patient
enrollment system, and (2) resides in a geographic area selected by the VA. The
VA shall select: (1) one geographic area within each Veterans Integrated Service
Network, and (2) NJ-2 as the geographic area for participation in the pilot
program for Veterans Integrated Service Network 4.

The VA shall: (1) issue a unique identification card to each eligible veteran
who elects to receive hospital care and medical services at non-VA facilities
under the pilot program, and (2) take steps to ensure that such veterans receive
such care and services at such non-VA facilities.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Mar 6th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017