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VA Billing Accountability Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


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Date
09/17/2015Introduced in House

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Date
11/17/2015Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
09/25/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
09/17/2015Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Veterans' Affairs09/17/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health09/25/2015 Referred to
11/17/2015 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (09/17/2015)

VA Billing Accountability Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to waive the requirement that a veteran make copayments for medications, hospital care, nursing home care, and medical services if:

  • an error committed by the VA or a VA employee was the cause of delaying copayment notification to the veteran, and
  • the veteran received such notification later than 120 days (18 months in the case of a non-VA facility) after the date on which the veteran received the care or services.

In requiring a veteran to make a copayment for care or services provided at a VA or a non-VA medical facility the VA shall notify the veteran not later than 120 days (18 months in the case of a non-VA facility) after the date on which the veteran received the care or services. If the VA does not provide notification by such date it may not collect the payment, including through a third-party entity, unless the veteran is provided with:

  • information about applying for a waiver and establishing a payment plan with the VA, and
  • opportunity to make a waiver or establish a payment plan.

The VA shall review and improve its copayment billing internal controls and notification procedures.