H.R.1725 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit certain reports relating to medical evidence submitted in support of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 03/24/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-133|
|Latest Action:||05/24/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1725 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/24/2017)
Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017
This bill requires (current law authorizes) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept, for purposes of establishing a claim for veterans disability benefits, a report of a medical examination administered by a private physician without requiring confirmation by a Veterans Health Administration physician if the report is sufficiently complete (defined as competent, credible, probative, and containing such information as required to make a decision on the claim for which the report is provided).
The VA is required to submit: (1) a report on the progress of the VA's Acceptable Clinical Evidence initiative in reducing the necessity for in-person disability examinations, and (2) an annual report for each VA regional office regarding claims for which private medical evidence was determined to be unacceptable.