Department of Veterans Affairs June 25, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medical Care in Foreign Countries and Filing for Reimbursement for Community Care Not Previously Authorized by VA
Document Number: 2018-13487
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no changes, a proposed rule amending its medical regulations related to hospital care and medical services in foreign countries. We simplified and clarified the scope of these regulations, address medical services provided to eligible veterans in the Republic of the Philippines, and removed provisions related to grants to the Republic of the Philippines that are no longer supported by statutory authority. VA also amends its medical regulations related to filing claims for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred for VA care not previously authorized. We provided a 60-day period to receive comments from the public on the proposed changes, and received no comments. VA adopts the proposed rule as final, with no changes.
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