TITLE

Non-VA Emergency-care Benefits

AUTHOR(S)
Stephenson, Jason
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
PN;Aug2005, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Congress has given the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to pay for inpatient and outpatient emergency care in non-VA facilities. This benefit extends to veterans who have nonservice-connected conditions and no other source of payment for their medical care. If you are an eligible veteran and a VA facility is not available, you do not need approval before going to a non-VA emergency room. You, an immediate family member, a PVA service officer, or the treating facility should contact the nearest VA medical center as soon as possible.
ACCESSION #
17653460

 

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