H.R. 4935 and DVA's Medical Care Cost Recovery Program: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Hospitals and Health Care of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, June 20, 1990
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Hospitals and Health Care
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - Health insurance - 168 pages
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accounts activities additional administrative allow amount annual appropriation Assistant associated authority awards believe benefits billing and collection budget Category Chairman charges claims Committee continue contract copayments cost recovery coverage Department develop Director disability dollars effective efforts employees encouraged established estimates expenses facility field Fiscal FTEE functions funds health care health insurance hospitals identified improve incentives increase initiative involved issue Legion legislation MCCR means medical care Medical Care Cost medical centers million nonservice-connected Office operations organization outpatient patient payments percent performance personnel present private sector problems procedures proposal Question receivable Recommendation regard Representatives request require response result Secretary service-connected setting ſor staff statement Task Force third party reimbursement treatment United VA's VAMC veterans Veterans Affairs VHS&RA
Page 148 - If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call on us. Sincerely yours, ROBERT F.
Page 151 - If we can be of any further help, please feel free to call on us. Sincerely, ROSCOE E.
Page 105 - A field staff to ensure an effective collection program. The staff also will help develop needed legislation, and manage the fund. In addition, a fiscal quality assurance activity will be established at the VA Finance Center in Austin, Texas. This group will visit field stations to insure compliance with policy. Total resources requested by this Office for the Third-Party program are 18 FTEE and $1.4 million. — *" 9¡ Congre ¡st oaai Submission Assistant Secretary for Finante ana Pia ( Summary...
Page 39 - ... problems ; except that 20 the requirement of this sentence shall not apply in the case 21 of any such hospital or other facility with respect to which 22 the Secretary determines that there is not sufficient need for 23 such a program in such hospital or other facility.
Page 125 - We recommend that the Secretary require VA medical centers to collect copayments from veterans or make payment arrangements while veterans are still at the centers.
Page 138 - The report questioned, however, whether the automated system will significantly reduce the staff time needed to prepare outpatient bills because the billing staff will continue its labor-intensive procedures to verify and document the care provided.
Page 115 - object to V'A recovering a portion of the cost of their non-service-connected care from their insurance company, if there were no cost to them for their episode of care.
Page 54 - The centers we visited collected only about half of the copayments that veterans owed. This occurred primarily because the centers failed to bill these veterans.