Department of Veterans Affairs September 27, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removal of 30-Day Residency Requirement for Per Diem Payments
Document Number: 2012-23777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning per diem payments to State homes for the provision of nursing home care to veterans. Specifically, this rule would remove the requirement that a veteran must have resided in a State home for 30 consecutive days before VA will pay per diem for that veteran when there is no overnight stay. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to permit per diem payments to State homes for veterans who do not stay overnight, regardless of how long the veterans have resided at the State homes, so that the State homes will hold the veterans' beds until the veterans return.
Removal of 30-Day Residency Requirement for Per Diem Payments
Document Number: 2012-23775
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking direct final action to amend its regulations concerning per diem payments to State homes for the provision of nursing home care to veterans. Specifically, this rule removes the requirement that a veteran must have resided in a State home for 30 consecutive days before VA will pay per diem for that veteran when there is no overnight stay. The intended effect of this direct final rule is to permit per diem payments to State homes for veterans who do not stay overnight, regardless of how long the veterans have resided at the State homes, so that the State homes will hold the veterans' beds until the veterans return.