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Summary of a Precedent Opinion of the General Counsel
Document Number: 2019-25113
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing a summary of a legal interpretation issued by the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) involving crediting certain veterans for their payment of the statutory funding fee. This interpretation is considered precedential by VA and will be followed by VA officials and employees in matters involving the same legal issues. This summary is published to provide the public with notice of VA's interpretations regarding the legal matters at issue.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24970
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship Application
Document Number: 2019-24954
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2019-24503
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern scholarships to certain health care professionals. This rulemaking implements the mandates of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 by establishing a pilot program to provide funding for the medical education of eligible veterans who are enrolled in covered medical schools.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24333
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24321
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel
Document Number: 2019-24038
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 203 of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care Personnel Act of 1991 revised the disciplinary grievance and appeal procedures for employees appointed under federal law. It also required the periodic designation of VA employees who are qualified to serve on the Disciplinary Appeals Board. These employees constitute the Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel from which board members in a case are appointed. This notice announces that the roster of employees on the panel is available for review and comment. Employees, employee organizations, and other interested parties shall be provided, upon request and without charge, the list of the employees on the panel, and may submit comments concerning the suitability of any employee on the panel list.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Clearance for A-11 Section 280 Improving Customer Experience Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-23850
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Experience Office, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Student Verification of Enrollment
Document Number: 2019-23452
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application For VA Education Benefits; Application For Family Member To Use Transferred Benefits; Application For VA Benefits Under The National Call To Service Program
Document Number: 2019-23439
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Billing and Collection by VA for Medical Care and Services
Document Number: 2019-22972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual for treatment of a nonservice- connected disability. Specifically, this rulemaking would revise the provisions of VA regulations that determine the charges VA will bill third-party payers for non-VA care provided at VA expense, would include a time limit for which third-party payers can request a refund, and would clarify that third-party payers cannot reduce or refuse payment because of the billing methodology used to determine the charge. These revisions would clarify VA billing practices, result in more equitable charges to third-party payers, and ensure that VA collects payments timely and effectively. Additionally, this rulemaking would make certain technical corrections to the existing regulations, and amend associated definitions.
Center for Innovation for Care and Payment
Document Number: 2019-23484
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final a proposed rule amending its regulations that govern VA health care. This final rule establishes parameters and authority for the new Center for Innovation for Care and Payment in its conduct of pilot programs designed to develop innovative approaches to testing payment and service delivery models to reduce expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished by VA.
VA National Academic Affiliations Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23077
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Expanded Access to Non-Va Care Through the MISSION Program: Establishing a Process for Certification, Discontinuance, and Disputes for Veterans Care Agreements (VCAs)
Document Number: 2019-23044
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: State Home Programs for Veterans
Document Number: 2019-23043
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Dependent's Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Document Number: 2019-22941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative
Document Number: 2019-22845
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, Filing of Representatives' Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements
Document Number: 2019-22843
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan
Document Number: 2019-22750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial
Document Number: 2019-22687
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Genitourinary Diseases and Conditions
Document Number: 2019-22165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system. The purpose of this change is to update current medical terminology, incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, and provide well-defined criteria in accordance with actual, standard medical clinical practice. In fashioning this proposed rule, VA considered the most up-to-date medical knowledge and clinical practice of nephrology and urology specialties. Contact information for that office is noted in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule.
VA Claims and Appeals Modernization; Correction
Document Number: 2019-21752
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding its claims adjudication, appeals and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulation. This correction addresses a minor technical error in the published final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Refund of Educational Contributions
Document Number: 2019-21931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Financial Services Center (VA-FSC) Vendor File Request Form
Document Number: 2019-21756
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the MISSION Program: Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP)
Document Number: 2019-21704
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Alternate Signer Certification
Document Number: 2019-21703
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: per Diem to States for Care of Eligible Veterans in State Homes
Document Number: 2019-21695
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Rental and Utility Assistance for Certain Low-Income Veteran Families
Document Number: 2019-21607
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program has enabled grantees to augment available housing options for homeless Veterans in high-rent burden communities by increasing the rental assistance for up to 2 years before recertification. This notice will establish locations where the SSVF grantees can place Veterans in housing with this rental subsidy.
VA Standards for Quality
Document Number: 2019-21538
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) establishes these standards for quality to satisfy the requirements in section 1703C of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.), as added by section 104 of the VA MISSION Act of 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency
Document Number: 2019-21463
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting Amended
Document Number: 2019-21269
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for FY 2020
Document Number: 2019-21330
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished in certain circumstances.
Reasonable Charges for Inpatient Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG) and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medical Services; v3.26, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Update
Document Number: 2019-21329
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the acute inpatient and the skilled nursing facility (SNF)/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. The updated charges are based on the Medicare severity-diagnosis related groups (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activity: HUDVA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application
Document Number: 2019-21155
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: HUDVA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application
Document Number: 2019-21148
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-21016
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2019-20728
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 5.51 percent for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-72, Technical Industry Standards
Document Number: 2019-20722
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee AMENDED
Document Number: 2019-20666
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee advises the VA Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology.
National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-20665
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Community Care (OCC) Contractor Training Program Assessment Survey
Document Number: 2019-20582
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-20239
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: State Application for Interment Allowance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23
Document Number: 2019-20135
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2019-20090
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs renewed the charter for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committee for a two-year period, beginning on the date listed below:
Change of Publication Manner for Invention Licenses
Document Number: 2019-19952
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publishes notices of prospective exclusive, co-exclusive, or partially-exclusive domestic or foreign licenses of Government-owned inventions in the Federal Register. VA is announcing that it will begin publishing such notices at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Business website (http://www.federallabs.org/licenses-list), providing opportunity for filing written objections within at least a 15-day period.
Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2019-19873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agencies are required (see Authority citation) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of individuals to serve on the PRB of the Department of Veterans Affairs.