Alaska Process for VA Community Programs
As of July 2016, the health care process for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Patient-Centered Community Care Program (PC3) and Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is changing in the Alaska region only.
The main changes are as follows:
- VA is now responsible for making appointments for Veterans under the PC3 and VCP.
- TriWest Healthcare Alliance is still responsible for generating authorizations to providers, collecting medical documentation and paying claims.
- Like before, providers should not administer care to a Veteran without an authorization; otherwise, they risk losing reimbursement.
- Under the VCP, a Veteran still needs to call the number on the back of his or her Veterans Choice Card to confirm eligibility and initiate the appointing process.