June 17, 2019

Bergman to fellow veterans: VA community care is here

08 June 2019, 06:34 | Silvia Roy

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Ultimately, the new community care program should improve access to health care for veterans, ensuring they have the ability to get the care they need when they need it and where it is most appropriate.

"With the implementation of the Mission Act, there are some changes that have come to the VA - including how the provider enters a consult for a veteran", Dr. Maureen McCarthy said.

"I think it's safe to assume that over the next several years you will see more veterans getting their health care in the community", said Dan Caldwell, senior adviser to Concerned Veterans for America, an advocacy group.

Local veterans say that this law is good news for the veteran community. This is day one of a reformed VA system that will give Veterans more control and ownership of their healthcare choices.

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The new Veterans Community Care program, mandated by the VA Mission Act enacted a year ago, starts Thursday.

"This is for veterans that may live too far, that may take too long, that need care closer to their home or a service that we might not be able to provide quickly or provide at all at certain VA's", said Tomah VA Medical Center Director Victoria Brahm.

MISSION is an acronym for maintaining internal systems and strengthening integrated outside networks.

The new program consolidates all the previous efforts, including Veterans Choice, into a single program. For specialty care, the VA will pay for private doctors if vets must wait for more than 28 days or drive more than an hour to see a VA doctor.

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Under the MISSION Act's Veterans Community Care Program, veterans can expect a variety of improvements.

Lebanon VAMC is one of 170 medical centers in the nation with the sole goal of providing world-class medical care to America's Veterans.

A Veteran needs a service not available at any VA medical facility. That would encourage more providers to participate in the VA's community care networks.

Among other criteria, veterans are eligible for outside care if the Veterans Health Administration does not offer care or services needed by the veteran; if it's not able to provide services to the veteran in a way that meets the VA's quality or timeliness standards; or if the veteran and referring clinician agree that receiving care outside the VA would be in the veteran's best medical interest.

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Brahm says the staff at the Tomah VA have been training for months to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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