SOCNET

Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > General Topics > Veterans Issues

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16 May 2019, 21:56
wildman43's Avatar
wildman43 wildman43 is offline
Never to old to learn
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: California
Posts: 2,695
Thumbs up The VA Mission Act of 2018

Just receive this up date, Some one posted about being sent to get service other than at a V.A. The way I read this sounds better.

The VA Mission Act of 2018 will be implemented beginning June 6, 2019, replacing the VA’s Veterans Choice Program. To learn how the VA Mission Act strengthens VA care nationwide, please visit the VA MISSION Act website.

https://links.govdelivery.com/track?...ionact.va.gov/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16 May 2019, 22:51
foxcolt13 foxcolt13 is offline
Moving Target
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,229
thanks for posting this. I asked my PC a few months ago if I could see a "community" doctor. see supposedly put in a request for me. I'm still waiting. My PC saidshe didn't know how to diagnose Fibromyalgia. WONDERFUL!
__________________
Lost one to lost three......are you lost too.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 June 2019, 15:08
foxcolt13 foxcolt13 is offline
Moving Target
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,229
I got my Mission Act email and PDF booklet. I still don't know if I can choose any local doctor or do they have to be in the VA program.
__________________
Lost one to lost three......are you lost too.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 9 June 2019, 11:09
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
Hard to Kill
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Getting off the lawn.
Posts: 14,924
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxcolt13 View Post
I got my Mission Act email and PDF booklet. I still don't know if I can choose any local doctor or do they have to be in the VA program.
Here is a link to the eligibility page.

To use the program, you first have to meet one of 6 situations:

1. Veteran needs a service not available at a VA medical facility
2. Veteran lives in a U.S. state or territory without a full-service VA medical facility
3. Veteran qualifies under the “Grandfather” provision related to distance eligibility for VCP
4. VA cannot provide care within certain designated access standards
5. It is in the Veteran’s best medical interest
6. A VA Service Line Does Not Meet Certain Quality Standard

Go to the link above and there are drop down descriptions of each.

The community care provider has to be in the VA network, so It may take time for providers to enroll etc.

There is a link to a tool to help you find a community provider.

There are also links to understanding your co-pay, billing etc.

So the process is like this:

1. Determine your eligibility
2. Make an appointment with a provider in the VA network.
3. You go to your appointment and receive care
4. The provider bills a third party provider or the VA directly

There is also some discussion if you need a prescription.
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 9 June 2019, 11:11
The Fat Guy's Avatar
The Fat Guy The Fat Guy is offline
Hard to Kill
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Getting off the lawn.
Posts: 14,924
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxcolt13 View Post
thanks for posting this. I asked my PC a few months ago if I could see a "community" doctor. see supposedly put in a request for me. I'm still waiting. My PC saidshe didn't know how to diagnose Fibromyalgia. WONDERFUL!
From reading the page, this appears to meet criteria 5.

5. It is in the Veteran’s best medical interest
In this situation, a Veteran may be referred to a community provider when the Veteran and the referring clinician agree that it is in the best medical interest to see a community provider.

For example, if you are a Veteran with a certain type of ovarian cancer that your VA oncologist is not experienced in treating, and you live close to a community medical facility where there is a specialist for that type of cancer, you could be eligible for community care if the clinician and patient agree that this treatment should be provided by the community medical facility.

Note I do not work for the VA and do not have any influence, I am just trying to help interpret the information made available
__________________
No one will take better care of us, than us: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 9 June 2019, 12:00
foxcolt13 foxcolt13 is offline
Moving Target
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,229
2. Make an appointment with a provider in the VA network.

that answers my question,thanks.




Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fat Guy View Post
From reading the page, this

appears to meet criteria 5.

5. It is in the Veteran’s best medical interest
In this situation, a Veteran may be referred to a community provider when the Veteran and the referring clinician agree that it is in the best medical interest to see a community provider.

For example, if you are a Veteran with a certain type of ovarian cancer that your VA oncologist is not experienced in treating, and you live close to a community medical facility where there is a specialist for that type of cancer, you could be eligible for community care if the clinician and patient agree that this treatment should be provided by the community medical facility.

Note I do not work for the VA and do not have any influence, I am just trying to help interpret the information made available
__________________
Lost one to lost three......are you lost too.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 9 June 2019, 12:29
Gsniper Gsniper is online now
Shakin' the bush Boss
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,247
The Vet's choice program worked well for me on my two back surgeries last year. Seemed to be pretty smooth, so let's replace it with something new.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 9 June 2019, 13:29
foxcolt13 foxcolt13 is offline
Moving Target
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
The Vet's choice program worked well for me on my two back surgeries last year. Seemed to be pretty smooth, so let's replace it with something new.
The problem I had with it was there was only a eye doctor in the program in my area. I requested from my PC nurse to get treated for fibro and CFS in my community . The only place around here that has a doctor I could see is Roanoke. I might as well go to the VA if I have to drive all the way to Roanoke. I hope more local doctors will sign up for the program soon.
__________________
Lost one to lost three......are you lost too.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 9 June 2019, 13:35
Gsniper Gsniper is online now
Shakin' the bush Boss
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,247
Unless your VA experience has been better than mine I'm not going to the VA for anything that requires actual medical care. I'd rather drive to Roanoke and actually get something done by a civvie than do 6 VA appointments to do jackshit for me.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 9 June 2019, 13:56
foxcolt13 foxcolt13 is offline
Moving Target
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
Unless your VA experience has been better than mine I'm not going to the VA for anything that requires actual medical care. I'd rather drive to Roanoke and actually get something done by a civvie than do 6 VA appointments to do jackshit for me.
true
__________________
Lost one to lost three......are you lost too.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 9 June 2019, 16:49
wildman43's Avatar
wildman43 wildman43 is offline
Never to old to learn
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: California
Posts: 2,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
Unless your VA experience has been better than mine I'm not going to the VA for anything that requires actual medical care. I'd rather drive to Roanoke and actually get something done by a civvie than do 6 VA appointments to do jackshit for me.
Yes you are better of doing it with a private Doctor.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11 June 2019, 08:14
leopardprey's Avatar
leopardprey leopardprey is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 14,042
I have resigned myself to the fact that since they only insurance I have/can afford is the VA, that I will probably die earlier than normal and not live as long as my father who is now 84. I figure I have about ten years left.
__________________
"Look Sharp, Act Sharp, Be Sharp - But don't cut yourself!"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11 June 2019, 08:16
Gsniper Gsniper is online now
Shakin' the bush Boss
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,247
You're a regular ray of sunshine this morning LP.


My wife actually asked me last year if I was going to let the VA do my back surgery. Uh, no. Flu shot, maybe. Surgery, no f'ng way.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11 June 2019, 19:45
wildman43's Avatar
wildman43 wildman43 is offline
Never to old to learn
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: California
Posts: 2,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
You're a regular ray of sunshine this morning LP.


My wife actually asked me last year if I was going to let the VA do my back surgery. Uh, no. Flu shot, maybe. Surgery, no f'ng way.
I use the V.A. for some things, I also have Civil Service Retirement Medical Plan.

My Eye Doctor at the V.A. is also my Regular Doctor with my Civil Service Retirement Medical Plan. One of these days I am going to have to have some EYE surgery. I asked him should I have the V.A. do it have my medical plan cover it. He stated the Eye Doctors an a lot of other Doctors at the V.A. are just learning how to do things right.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:00.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
© SOCNET 1996-2018