H.R.2419 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the process by which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pays non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers for hospital care or medical services furnished to veterans pursuant to the laws administered by the Secretary.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] (Introduced 05/11/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2419 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/11/2017)
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that payments made to non-VA health care providers, including payments under the Veterans Choice Program, comply with the Prompt Payment Act and the requirements set forth in this bill.
The bill: (1) prescribes payment schedules; (2) requires, with exceptions, claims to be submitted electroncially beginning January 1, 2019; and (3) requires the VA Chief Information Officer to establish by such date an electronic interface for health care providers to submit reimbursement claims.
The VA shall: (1) within 90 days after enactment of this bill, make necessary modifications to ensure prompt payment for hospital care or medical treatment furnished under the program, and (2) within 180 days after enactment of this bill, adjudicate all program claims submitted before such date by non-VA health care providers.