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About the Program

Many Veterans will now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.

Beginning November 5, 2014, the new Choice Program will begin to cover non-VA care for eligible Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans are eligible if any of these situations apply to you:

You have been told by your local VA medical facility that you will need to wait more than 30 days from your preferred date or the date medically determined by your physician

Your current residence is more than 40 miles from the closest VA health care facility

You need to travel by plane or boat to the VA medical facility closest to your home

You face a geographic challenge, such as extensive distances around water or other geologic formations, such as mountains, which presents a significant travel hardship

More info at:

http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/

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I see many things to fight about. Why are only post 9/11 caregivers compensated. Are we Vietnam Era vets and First Gulf War vets crap on the VA's shoe? All vets should have choice about where they

I got dental evaluation outside the VA. I already paid about $7500 bucks this year on my teeth which VA would not cover. I don't have a choice card. I got my outside referral by just complaining to

In reference to the choice cards, specifically, quoting from website which Berta provided the link: You have been told by your local VA medical facility that you will need to wait more than 3

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Recycled CPAP? Yikes! That's like recycling catheters.

Well, I called the number and I was not in their system. The guy i talked to was extremely courteous, which is a plus. Basically, nothing happens until you get a card. The cards will be mailed to vets 40+ miles out first and said they should all be sent by the end of the year. The guy had no idea how they would be able to tell who had to wait 30+ days.

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I moved from Illinois to Florida in Septermber 2014. On October 7, 2014 I registered with the Florida VA Clinic closest to me to establish a primary care provider. I was finally called by the clinic on Novermber 18, 2014 informing me that I have been scheduled for my initial primary care appointment on January 8, 2015.

In the mean time I have had to see mulitiple doctors using my civilian medical insurance that have resulted in a lot of out of pocket fees.

Yesterday I received my Choice card. I called the number on the card and was told by the Choice represetive that I qualified for reimbursement for my out of pocket fees for seeing civilian doctors since the VA could see me with in 30 day.

I was told to contact my local VA clinic and to have them update my eligibility so I could initiate the reimbursement process with Choice.

When I went to the clinic today I was told that they did not know anything about this. I spoke with the patient advocate and explained the situation to him. He told me that the Chioce program would not cover my out of pocket fees since I have not yet had my initial appointment with my primary care provider.

I feel like a dog chasing his tail.

Does anyone know if I am eligible for reimbursement for my out of pocket fees?

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