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Extension of Pharmacy Copayments for Medications
Document Number: 2016-29337
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for veterans in priority groups 2 through 8 through February 26, 2017.
Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery
Document Number: 2016-29273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017, which applies toward the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle (or ``graveliner'') for use in a VA national cemetery. The allowance is equal to the average cost of Government- furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2016-29269
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Opportunity Title: Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program; Announcement Type: Initial; Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SSVF-120516; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.033, VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF program, initial and renewal supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning October 1, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist)
Document Number: 2016-28580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness (OSP), Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension without change of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine an applicant's qualification and suitability as a VA police officer.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (uSPEQ Consumer Survey Experience (Rehabilitation))
Document Number: 2016-28579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure veterans' experience in VA's rehabilitation programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan)
Document Number: 2016-28578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. The holder of a vendee account which has been guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may request VA to repurchase a loan as provided in 38 CFR 36.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS); Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan; VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist; Universal Stakeholder Participation Questionnaire (uSPEQ))
Document Number: 2016-28577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing notice of its agency request for Emergency Extension of OMB Control Numbers 2900-0619 (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)) and 2900-0111 (Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan (VA Form 26-6382) under Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). VA has also requested Emergency Clearance of OMB Control Number 2900-0524 (VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist) and 2900-0752 (Universal Stakeholder Participation Questionnaire (uSPEQ[supreg])) under Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Concurrent to this notice, the regular 60 and 30-day Federal Register Notices and PRA clearance process has been initiated for each information collection request.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program) Application for Supportive Services Grant)
Document Number: 2016-28455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-28391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages
Document Number: 2016-27976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to determine and report on the top five occupations of VA personnel covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401, for which there are the largest staffing shortages. The top five occupations are calculated over the five-year period preceding the determination, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. Based on its review, the IG identified the following six occupations as having the largest staffing shortages in the identified time period: Medical Officer, Nurse, Psychologist, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist and Medical Technologist. Six occupations are identified because the Psychologist and Physician Assistant positions tied for the third position, and the Physical Therapist and Medical Technologist positions tied for the fifth position. Additional information and analysis can be found at: www.va.gov/OIG.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27706
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960A-1), Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemia Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960B-1), and Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960C-1))
Document Number: 2016-27489
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Forms 21-0960A-1, 21-0960B-1, and 21-0960C-1 are used to gather necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27457
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Tribal Health Programs-Community Care Consolidation
Document Number: 2016-27436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a Tribal Consultation on VHA's effort to improve continuity of care and health care access for Veterans by consolidating multiple community care programs, previously known as non-VA care, into one standard program with standard rates. In October 2015, VA submitted to Congress the Plan to Consolidate Programs of Department of Veterans Affairs to Improve Access to Care, http:// www.va.gov/opa/publications/VA_Community_Care_Report_11_03_20 15.pdf, which lays out the vision for a consolidated community care program that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA staff. As VA continues to move forward with implementing the vision of the Plan, we again seek tribal input to assist VA in developing the network of providers in a manner that would build on VA's existing relationships with tribal health programs and facilitate future collaboration to improve health care services provided to all eligible, VA-enrolled Veterans, regardless of whether they are eligible for Indian Health Service-funded health care or not. We are seeking tribal consultation regarding the tribal health programs' participation in the core provider network, as outlined in the Plan, and potentially transitioning from the current reimbursement agreement structure to a model under which tribal health programs deliver care to all eligible, VA enrolled Veterans, using a standard reimbursement rate based on Medicare rates.
Agency Information Collection: Activity: Under OMB Review (Application for Reinstatement-Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months and Application for Reinstatement-Non Medical Comparative Health Statement)
Document Number: 2016-27260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS)
Document Number: 2016-27207
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA announces the availability of the Final EIS for the Reconfiguration of the VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS). Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ's) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500- 1508), VA's NEPA regulations titled ``Environmental Effects of the Department of Veterans Affairs Actions'' (38 CFR part 26), and VA's ``NEPA Interim Guidance for Projects'' (VA 2010), VA has considered comments received on the Draft EIS, which was issued in October 2015 and identifies VA's preferred alternative in the Final EIS. The Final EIS uses the substitution approach for integrating compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into the EIS process.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27198
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Application for Supplemental Service Disabled Veterans Insurance)
Document Number: 2016-26909
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Approval of a Program in a Foreign Country) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26523
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed from foreign educational institutions.
Proposed Information Collection: (Veterans Employment Pay For Success (VEPFS), Grant Program Application); Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2016-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Application Requirements To Receive VA Dental Insurance Plan Benefits Under 38 CFR 17.169) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Replacement Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Document Number: 2016-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA proposes to site, construct and operate a new campus to replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional office, and three community- based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Louisville, Kentucky. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), VA has prepared a Draft EIS that analyzes the potential impacts of three alternatives for the replacement VAMC. The Draft EIS is available for review on the agency Web site and at the St. Matthews and Westport Branches of the Louisville Free Public Library system.
Loan Guaranty Vendee Loan Fees
Document Number: 2016-25738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees proposed in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees would help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that would be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule would also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2016-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 4.797 percent for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance-Coverage Amendment
Document Number: 2016-25025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing less than the minimum coverage amount required under current VA regulations. The proposed rule would also amend current VA regulations to reflect that the statutory maximum amount of coverage available under the VMLI program was previously increased to $200,000, to define the term ``eligible individual,'' and to clarify that eligibility for VMLI coverage has been extended to include servicemembers as well as veterans. These additional amendments are necessary to conform the existing regulations to current statutory provisions.
Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War Veterans
Document Number: 2016-25017
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses that must become manifest to a compensable degree in order that entitlement for compensation be established. The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy and preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War veterans and ensure fairness for current and future Persian Gulf War veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program)
Document Number: 2016-24482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs) Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2016-24244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program)
Document Number: 2016-24243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection: Application for Reinstatement-Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months (29-352) and Application for Reinstatement-Non Medical Comparative Health Statement (29-353)
Document Number: 2016-24164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Availability of Educational Licensing, and Certification Records) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Disinterment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24161
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine a claimant entitlement to disinter the remains of a loved one from or within a national cemetery.
Proposed Information Collection (Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24160
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed from accredited and nonaccredited educational institutions.
Proposed Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form, VA Form 10-3542) Activity: OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24159
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection: VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System; Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24158
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Agent Orange Registry Code Sheet; VA Form 10-9009) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA)) OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24155
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Educational Assistance to Supplement Tuition Assistance) OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24154
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection: (Reconsideration of Denied Claims) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24153
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-23964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to route IRIS inquiries generated on the department's Contact Us, Ask A Question Web site to appropriate locations throughout VA for response and to gather sufficient information to be able to respond timely without repeated requests from VA for more information.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-23920
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Tribal Health Programs-Community Care Consolidation
Document Number: 2016-23483
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a Tribal Consultation on the VHA's effort to improve continuity of care and health care access for Veterans by consolidating multiple community care programs, previously known as non-VA care, into one standard program with standard rates. In October 2015, VA submitted to Congress the Plan to Consolidate Programs of Department of Veterans Affairs to Improve Access to Care, http:// www.va.gov/opa/publications/VA_Community_Care_Report_11_03_20 15.pdf, which lays out the vision for a consolidated community care program that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA staff. As VA continues to move forward with implementing the vision of the Plan, we again seek tribal input to assist VA in developing the network of providers in a manner that would build on VA's existing relationships with tribal health programs and facilitate future collaboration to improve health care services provided to all eligible, VA-enrolled Veterans, regardless of whether they are eligible for Indian Health Service-funded health care or not. We are seeking tribal consultation regarding the tribal health programs' participation in the core provider network, as outlined in the Plan, and potentially transitioning from the current reimbursement agreement structure to a model under which tribal health programs deliver care to all eligible, VA enrolled Veterans using a standard reimbursement rate based on Medicare rates.
Repayment by VA of Educational Loans for Certain Psychiatrists
Document Number: 2016-23360
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is adding to its medical regulations a program for the repayment of educational loans for certain psychiatrists who agree to a period of obligated service with VA. This program is intended to increase the pool of qualified VA psychiatrists and increase veterans' access to mental health care.