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Health Care Benefits Overview, 2014 Edition

Title:
Health Care Benefits Overview, 2014 Edition
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
$11.00
$5.50
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
051-000-00246-6
ISBN:
9780160924101
Description

This guide is designed to provide Veterans and their families with the information they need to understand VA’s health care system—eligibility requirements, the health benefits and services available to help Veterans and copayments that certain Veterans may be charged.

Additionally, inside you will find helpful information about the new Healthcare Law, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), My HealtheVet (see page 31 for more information), and obtaining clinical appointments.

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR ALREADY REDUCED SALE ITEMS.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction...................................................................................................................1
Why Should you Enroll in VA Health Care?.........................................................................................2
High Quality Care..............................................................................................................................................................2
Stay Connected With VA.................................................................................................................................................2
VA Health Care Enrollment and Eligibility...................................................................3
Applying for Enrollment......................................................................................................................3
VA Health Benefits Explorer...........................................................................................................................................3
Veterans Choose the VA Facility...................................................................................................................................3
Enrollment Priority Groups..................................................................................................................3
Benefits on the Go................................................................................................................................5
Once Enrolled.....................................................................................................................................................................5
Keeping your Personal Information Updated.........................................................................................................6
Obtaining an Appointment...........................................................................................................................................6
Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT)............................................................................................................................6
Financial Assessment (Means Testing)......................................................................................................................6
Income Limits.....................................................................................................................................................................6
Copayments...................................................................................................................9
Types of Copayments...........................................................................................................................9
Outpatient Copayments*...............................................................................................................................................9
Medication Copayments*..............................................................................................................................................9
Inpatient Copayments.....................................................................................................................................................9
Long-Term Care Copayments*.....................................................................................................................................9
Outpatient Copayments..............................................................................................................................................10
Inpatient Copayments..................................................................................................................................................10
Medication Copayments.............................................................................................................................................10
Long Term Care Copayments.....................................................................................................................................10
Annual Changes to Copay Rates..............................................................................................................................11
Veterans Not Required to Make Copayments......................................................................................................11
Services Exempt from Inpatient and Outpatient Copayments.....................................................................11
Financial Hardships.......................................................................................................................................................12
Veterans with Catastrophic Disabilities..................................................................................................................12
Basic Eligibility for VA Health Care.............................................................................13
Minimum Duty Requirements...........................................................................................................13
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND).......................................................................................................13
Affordable Care Act.....................................................................................................14
What is the Affordable Care Act?.......................................................................................................14
VA and Other Health Insurance.........................................................................................................15
Private Health Insurance....................................................................................................................15
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage..................................................................................16
Creditable Coverage.....................................................................................................................................................16
Medical Benefits Package...........................................................................................17
Preventive Care Services....................................................................................................................17
Ambulatory (Outpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment Services.......................................................17
Hospital (Inpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment Services................................................................17
Women’s Health..................................................................................................................................19
Long-Term Care...................................................................................................................................20
VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.......................................................................20
Domiciliary Care.............................................................................................................................................................20
Medical Foster Home....................................................................................................................................................20
State Veterans Homes...................................................................................................................................................20
Additional Services............................................................................................................................20
Geriatric Evaluation.......................................................................................................................................................20
Geriatrics and Extended Care....................................................................................................................................20
Adult Day Health Care..................................................................................................................................................21
Respite Care.....................................................................................................................................................................21
Home Health Care..........................................................................................................................................................21
Home Telehealth............................................................................................................................................................21
Hospice/Palliative Care................................................................................................................................................22
Financial Assessment for Long-Term Care Services...........................................................................................22
Benefits with Special Eligibility Criteria..................................................................................................................22
Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses.....................................................................................................................................22
Additional VA Health Benefits Programs..........................................................................................23
Dependents and Survivors.........................................................................................................................................23
CHAMPVA..........................................................................................................................................................................23
Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Health Care Benefits..........................................................................23
Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits.............................................................................................................................23
Services Not Included (partial listing)....................................................................................................................24
Emergency Care..................................................................................................................................24
VA Payment for Emergency Care of your Service-connected
conditions without prior authorization.................................................................................................................24
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP).............................................................................................25
Veteran Health Identification Card ..................................................................................................25
Minority Veterans Program...............................................................................................................26
Military Sexual Trauma......................................................................................................................26
Health Care Services.....................................................................................................................................................26
Eligibility ...........................................................................................................................................................................27
Contact Information......................................................................................................................................................27
Readjustment Counseling Services.........................................................................................................................27
Veterans Crisis Line........................................................................................................................................................27
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans.........................................................................................................27
Family Caregivers Program................................................................................................................28
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Benefits.................................................................................28
Medically Related Travel Benefits.....................................................................................................28
Veterans Transportation Service.......................................................................................................29
VA Foreign Medical Program (FMP)..................................................................................................29
Notice of Privacy Practices ................................................................................................................30
Other Services and Online Tools.......................................................................................................30
VA’s Health Benefits website......................................................................................................................................30
Office of Public Health..................................................................................................................................................30
Self-Service Kiosks.........................................................................................................................................................31
Your Personal VA Health Information Online...................................................................................31
MyHealtheVet..................................................................................................................................................................31
Special Care Access Network –
Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO)..................................................................31
Mobile Apps.....................................................................................................................................................................31
eBenefits............................................................................................................................................................................32
Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)..............................................................................................................32
Veterans Canteen Service...........................................................................................................................................32
Frequently Asked Questions......................................................................................33

Audience

The primary audience is veterans from all branches of the military, as well as their spouses and/or dependents and other family members.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$5.50
International Price:
$7.70
Publisher:
Veterans Affairs Dept., Veterans Health Administration, Chief Business Office
Year/Pages:
2014: 46 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Health Care
  • Medical Care
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Building on Over 50 Years of Providing Quality Health Care Services to Our Nations Veterans
Weight:
0.5
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
05/16/2014
Last Status Update:
02/24/2017
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