Veterans health administration chief business office
Download
1 / 16

Veterans Health Administration - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 476 Views
  • Updated On :

Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office. VHA Health Care Benefits Eligibility Overview. Establishing Eligibility. Applying for VA health care Application for Health Benefits – VA Form 10-10EZ Various ways to apply In person at VA clinic or medical center

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Veterans Health Administration' - Philip


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Veterans health administration chief business office l.jpg
Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office

VHA Health Care Benefits

Eligibility Overview


Establishing eligibility l.jpg
Establishing Eligibility

Applying for VA health care

  • Application for Health Benefits – VA Form 10-10EZ

  • Various ways to apply

    • In person at VA clinic or medical center

    • By submitting a completed application to a VA clinic or medical center

    • Online at www.va.gov/healtheligibility

      Note: Appreciate DD214 with application but not required


A veteran is a person who l.jpg
A veteran is a person who:

  • Served in the active military

  • Discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable

  • including

  • Reservists/National Guard Members if activated/mobilized by a Federal order AND served for the full period for which they were called (excludes training purposes)


Enrollment l.jpg
Enrollment

  • Veterans generally must be enrolled to receive VA Health Care

  • Enrollment assures veterans that comprehensive health care services will be available when theyare needed

  • Health care benefits are completely portable throughout the entire VA system


Va enrollment system l.jpg
VA Enrollment System

The Veterans’ Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996 (PL 104-262) enacted 10/1/96

Law required implementation of an annual enrollment system to ensure treatment is timely and acceptable

  • Enrollment is managed in accordance with 8 specified priorities, with 1 being the highest priority

  • Medical Benefits Package available to all enrollees – a standard enhanced health benefits plan



Priority groups 1 5 l.jpg
Priority Groups 1-5

PG 1 - Service-Connected 50% or more disability rating or Unemployable due to a VA SC condition

PG 2 - Service-Connected 30% or 40%

PG 3 - SC 10-20%, Purple Heart, former POWs, veterans discharged due to disability incurred in service

PG 4 - Veterans receiving Aid &Attendance or Housebound VA pension benefits, or determined by VHA to be catastrophically disabled

PG 5 - NSC & 0% SC noncompensable veterans with income below threshold, or receiving VA pension and/or eligible for Medicaid benefits


Priority group 6 l.jpg
Priority Group 6

  • World War I veterans

  • Compensable 0% service-connected veterans

  • Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during atmospheric testing or during the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Project 112/SHAD participants

  • Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 as follows:

    • Veterans discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003, who were enrolled as of January 28, 2008 and veterans who apply for enrollment after January 28, 2008, for 5 years post discharge

    • Veterans discharged from active duty before January 28, 2003, who apply for enrollment after January 28, 2008, until January 27, 2011


Priority group 7 l.jpg
Priority Group 7

  • PG 7 -Veterans who agree to specified copays with income and/or net worth above the VA income threshold and income below the Geographic Means Test (GMT) income thresholds


Priority group 8 l.jpg
Priority Group 8

  • PG 8 - Veterans who agree to specified copays with income and/or net worth above the VA Income threshold and the GMT thresholds

    • Subpriority a: Noncompensable 0% service-connected veterans enrolled as of January 16, 2003 and who have remained enrolled since that date

    • Subpriority c: Nonservice-connected veterans enrolled as of January 16, 2003 and who have remained enrolled since that date

    • Subpriority e: Noncompensable 0% service-connected veterans applying for enrollment after January 16, 2003

    • Subpriority g: Nonservice-connected veterans applying for enrollment after January 16, 2003

  • Effective January 17, 2003, VA no longer enrolls new veterans in Priority 8e or 8g. Veterans in Priority 8e are eligible for VA care of their service-connected conditions


Copays and charges l.jpg
Copays and Charges

  • There is no monthly premium to use VA care

  • Some veterans assessed copays for care and/or medications

  • Exempt from medical care copays:

    • Receiving a Purple Heart Medal, or

    • Former Prisoner of War Status, or

    • Compensable service-connected disabilities, or

    • Low income, or

    • Other qualifying factors including treatment related to military service experience

  • Billable insurance plans reimbursement may cover the cost of applicable VA copays


Inpatient copays l.jpg
Inpatient Copays

  • Means Test Copay Required Status:

    • Copays based upon Medicare deductible (currently $1,024) for the first 90 days of inpatient care and $512 for subsequent 90 days of care within one calendar year

    • Per diem charge of $10 for each day of inpatient care

  • Geographic Means Test (GMT) Copay Required status (e.g. Priority Group (PG) 7 or those who migrate from PG7 to PG 4 based on a VHA Catastrophic Disability determination), charges reduced by 80%:

    • Medicare deductible inpatient copay rate is $204.80 for the first 90 days of care and $102.40 for subsequent 90 days of care

    • Per diem charge is $2 per day of inpatient care


Outpatient copays l.jpg
Outpatient Copays

  • Veterans charged outpatient copays are also subject to inpatient copays

  • 2008 Outpatient Copay rates

    • $15 for each basic care outpatient visit

    • $50 for each specialty care outpatient visit

    • $0 for preventive screenings, immunizations, lab tests, flat film radiology and EKGs


Outpatient medication copays l.jpg
Outpatient Medication Copays

  • Priority Groups 2-8 charged $8 for each 30-day or less supply of medication provided by VA for NSC conditions. Exceptions:

    • Former POWs

    • Receipt of a VA NSC Pension

    • Income below $11,181 (if single), $14,643 (if married) plus $1,909 for each additional dependent ; Higher A&A rate applicable for veterans determined to be in need of A&A by VHA practitioner

    • Veterans when receiving medications for special eligibility conditions such as Project 112, ionizing radiation, military sexual trauma, combat veterans within special eligibility period, etc.

  • Amount of copays payable in a calendar year is capped at $960 for Priority Groups 2-6. No cap is applied for Priority Groups 7 and 8

  • Copay rates and thresholds are adjusted annually


Copays for long term care l.jpg
Copays for Long Term Care

  • Long term care copay are based on three levels of care:

  • Inpatient ................ $97 per day

    • Nursing Home

    • Respite

    • Geriatric Evaluation

  • Outpatient ................ $15 per day

    • Adult Day Health Care

    • Respite

    • Geriatric Evaluation

  • Domiciliary ..................$5 per day



ad