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Veterans Deserve Better Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the scheduling of appointments, the accountability of third party administrators, and payment to providers under such Act, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

01/11/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/11/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/11/2018Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 01/11/2018
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 01/19/2018
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 02/08/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs01/11/2018 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health01/11/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/11/2018)

Veterans Deserve Better Act

This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to require: (1) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay for hospital care or medical services furnished by a non-VA health care entity or provider under the Veterans Choice Program within 45 days of receipt of a paper claim or within 30 days of receipt of an electronic claim, and (2) the entity or provider to file a claim with the VA within 180 days of providing the service.

The VA shall bar providers or entities that file fraudulent health claims from program participation.

The VA shall: (1) ensure that contracts with third party administrators require that veterans' health care appointments be scheduled within five days, and (2) track all appointments and follow up on delayed appointments.