Department of Veterans Affairs December 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; V3.14, 2014 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
Document Number: 2013-29997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice informs the public of the updated data for calculating the ``Reasonable Charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services and the updated ``National Average Administrative Costs'' for purposes of calculating VA's charges for prescription drugs that were not administered during treatment but provided or furnished by VA to a veteran for: (1) A nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care or the payment of expenses for care under a health plan contract; (2) a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran's employment and covered under a worker's compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or (3) a nonservice-connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a state that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The charge tables and supplemental tables that are applicable to this notice can be viewed on the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office's Internet Web site http://www1.va.gov/CBO/apps/rates/index.asp. These changes are effective January 1, 2014.
Secondary Service Connection for Diagnosable Illnesses Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2013-29911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations concerning service connection. This final rule acts upon a report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Gulf War and Health, Volume 7: Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury, regarding the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and five diagnosable illnesses. This amendment establishes that if a veteran who has a service-connected TBI also has one of these diagnosable illnesses, then that illness will be considered service connected as secondary to the TBI.
Agency Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration Applications) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Office of National Programs and Special Events, 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 (Information From Remarried Widow/er) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29819
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 to determine a child's eligibility for death pension once a surviving spouse remarries.
Proposed Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (For Deduction From Benefit Payments)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to authorize deduction from a beneficiary's compensation check.