Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Boozman Event Aims to Resolve Arkansas Hospitals and VA Reimbursement Issues

WASHINGTON–Arkansas hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing hurdles to getting reimbursed from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after providing medical care for veterans.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, heard concerns from more than 60 health facilities around Arkansas about billing and payment issues with VA. Some claims have been pending for years.

Boozman’s office will host an event on Wednesday, April 8 bringing together Arkansas healthcare providers and VA officials from Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 16) in Flowood, Mississippi, and the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office, Purchased Care in Denver, Colorado, to address issues that can influence the time it takes for reimbursement to Arkansas healthcare facilities including processing and coding.

“I’m concerned that the reimbursement times will have a negative impact on veterans healthcare. Working together to resolve billing and payment matters will ensure our veterans receive the healthcare they earned and our health facilities get the payments they are owed,” Boozman said.

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