Summary: S.2239 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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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.