Summary: H.R.1058 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/24/2017)

VA Provider Equity Act

(Sec. 2) This bill: (1) makes a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) doctor of podiatric medicine eligible for any supervisory position to the same degree as a VHA physician, and (2) increases the pay grade of podiatric surgeons to match the compensation of other VA surgeons, physicians, and dentists.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall establish standards to ensure that specialists appointed to supervisory VHA positions do not provide direct clinical oversight for purposes of peer review or practice evaluation for providers of other clinical specialties.

(Sec. 3) The bill revises the extension date from September 30, 2027, to September 30, 2026, for the $90 per month limit on a VA pension paid to veterans residing in nursing homes when their nursing costs are paid through title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act.