Department of Veterans Affairs November 28, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2014-27231
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking final action to amend its regulation that sets forth the VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation is amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. This removes a barrier that may have previously discouraged veterans from choosing to use mental health peer support services as a viable care option. VA believes that mental health peer support services are a valuable resource for veterans with mental health conditions and wants to ensure that veterans take full advantage of all resources available to them.
Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2014-27230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulation that sets forth the VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation would be amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. This would remove a barrier that may have previously discouraged veterans from choosing to use mental health peer support services as a viable care option. VA believes that mental health peer support services are a valuable resource for veterans with mental health conditions and wants to ensure that veterans take full advantage of all resources available to them.