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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 1805 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1805

   To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of 
    Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the 
    automatic processing of claims for compensation under the laws 
                     administered by the Secretary.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 26, 2013

Ms. Kuster (for herself, Ms. Meng, Mr. McIntyre, and Mrs. Kirkpatrick) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of 
    Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the 
    automatic processing of claims for compensation under the laws 
                     administered by the Secretary.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Claims Efficiency Through 
Automation Act''.

SEC. 2. REPORT ON AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION UNDER 
              THE LAWS ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS 
              AFFAIRS.

    (a) In General.--Subchapter I of chapter 51 of title 38, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 5109C. Annual report on automatic processing of claims
    ``The Secretary shall include in the annual report to Congress 
required under section 529 of this title a report on the automatic 
processing of claims for compensation during the year preceding the 
year during which the report is submitted. Each such report shall 
include, for the year covered by the report, each of the following:
            ``(1) Each medical condition for which claims relating to 
        such condition were processed in an electronic automated 
        fashion during such year.
            ``(2) The feasibility of processing any additional medical 
        conditions in an electronic automated fashion and any barriers 
        to so processing additional medical conditions, including any 
        such barriers relating to the schedule for rating disabilities 
        under section 1115 of this title.
            ``(3) The number of claims for compensation relating to 
        each medical condition submitted during such year.
            ``(4) For each medical condition, the percentage of claims 
        denied and the percentage of claims approved during such 
        year.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to 
such subchapter the following new item:

``5109C. Annual report on automatic processing of claims.''.
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