S.2239 - Veterans Deserve Better Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 12/14/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S8164-8165) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2239 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/14/2017)
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.