The Veteran s Choice Program, or Choice Program, is a temporary program that provides Veterans the ability to receive medical care in the community if VA cannot schedule an appointment within 30 days of the Veteran’s preferred date, or the date determined medically ne cessary by their provider, or if the Veteran resides more than 40 miles from their closest VA medical facility. It was authorized under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 and provides $10 billion for non – VA medical care to eligible V eterans . The temporary program will end when the allocated funds a re used or no later than August 7, 2017. The Choice Program does not impact existing VA health care or any other Veteran benefits.
CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission Sue Bushrow, LMFT