Tuesday, June 02, 2015

ADVISORY: HVAC to Assess VA's Ability to Promptly Pay Non-VA Providers

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Media Advisory    

  

 

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2015

Media Contact: Tim Mantegna

(202) 225-3527

 

HVAC to Assess VA's Ability to Promptly Pay

Non-VA Providers

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing assessing VA's ability to promptly pay non-VA providers.

 

In March 2014, the GAO reported that some non-VA providers experienced "lengthy delays" in the processing of their claims that, in at least one case, took years to resolve. Despite efforts to expedite reimbursement across the VA health care system, reports of delinquent and delayed payments to non-VA providers across the country continue. As a result, some are hesitant, unwilling or unable to provide care to veterans due to fears they will not be paid for the services they provide. Even more disturbing, many veterans are being held responsible for these outstanding bills in the absence of VA payment. The Subcommittee will be examining the ability of VA to comply with the Prompt Pay Act, review what barriers are preventing reimbursement process timeliness and accuracy, and assess VA's efforts to expedite payments to non-VA providers.

 

The following event is open to the press:

WHO:       Subcommittee on Health

WHAT:    "Assessing VA's Ability to Promptly Pay Non-VA Providers"

WHEN:    10:00 a.m. ET, June 3, 2015         

WHERE:  334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

 

The witness list is below.

 

WITNESS LIST

Asbel Montes

Vice President of Government Relations and Reimbursement

Acadian Companies

 

Vincent Leist

President and Chief Executive Officer

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

 

Sam Cook

President

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

 

Gene Migliaccio DrPH

Deputy Chief Business Officer for Purchased Care

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Accompanied by:

 

Joseph Enderle

Director, Purchased Care Operations

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

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