H.R.4759 - 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.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] (Introduced 05/29/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/16/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4759 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/29/2014)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a two-year pilot program under which: (1) eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, and (2) the Secretary shall reimburse such facilities for the cost of such care and services.
Defines an "eligible veteran" as a veteran who: (1) is enrolled in the VA's patient enrollment system, and (2) resides in a geographic area selected by the Secretary. Directs the Secretary to 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.
Requires the Secretary to: (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.