Friday, June 12, 2015

Miller Statement on Isakson's Diagnosis

Chairman Miller Statement Regarding Senator Isakson's Diagnosis

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of Senator Isakson's recent announcement, Chairman Miller has released the following statement.

"Johnny Isakson is a good friend and a valuable partner in our effort to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. He continues to be a leader in bringing accountability to VA by not only helping to create the Choice Program, but ensuring it is implemented effectively. From the minute he became Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee, we have worked together seamlessly to enact important legislation like the Clay Hunt SAV Act and provide critical oversight of the department. Senator Isakson has not allowed this diagnosis to slow him down one bit, and I look forward to continuing to work with him. The citizens of Georgia and the veterans of America could not ask for a better advocate." -- Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs



Johnny Isakson: 'I've been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease'

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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

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Date: Jun 1, 2015 2:52 PM
Subject: ADVISORY: HVAC to Assess VA's Ability to Promptly Pay Non-VA Providers



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


The witness list is below.



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


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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