VETERAN’S CHOICE PROGRAM
Activa Home Health has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to be a preferred home health care agency to provide Non-VA Medical care.
What is non-VA medical care?* Non-VA medical care is health care provided within the community to eligible Veterans when VA facilities cannot provide the care. All VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) can use this program when needed. The use of the National Non-VA Medical Care Program is governed by federal laws containing eligibility criteria and other policies specifying when and how it can be used. A preauthorization for treatment in the community is required for non-VA medical care.
Non-VA Medical Care Authorization* In general, Veterans seeking health care at VA expense should be treated at VA facilities. Non-VA medical care, also known as purchased care or fee care, is only authorized under specific circumstances, such as when VA facilities/services are not available. VA may purchase care outside of VA for care a Veteran may need, including inpatient, outpatient, emergent, medication prescriptions and long-term care for eligible Veterans. Once non-VA medical care is authorized, Veterans may seek treatment from a provider in their community.
Non-VA Medical Care by Activa Home Health After authorization has been granted Activa Home Health can provide all forms of home healthcare in your home that is authorized. Authorized services can consist of either Non-Skill, Skilled, or both services if needed. Such Non-skill services consist of hourly home health aide and/or monthly respite services. Such Skilled services can consist of one or more of the following; skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy services.
What is your next step? Call Activa Home Health’s dedicated VA Team number at 561-349-8992 to speak with one of our qualified team members and ask about the Veteran’s Choice program. We will assist you in educating and navigating the Veteran’s Choice program.
* Department of Veteran Affairs fact sheet 20-01