The term Veterans Care Agreement is defined as an agreement authorized by 38 U.S.C. 1703A. We draw attention to the fact that we use the term Veteran Care Contract, although persons other than Veterans may be supported under an agreement in accordance with Section 1703A (see definition of covered person). We also draw attention to the fact that, in the rest of the preamble, we will be able to refer more easily to an agreement than to an agreement on the care of veterans. Section 17.4120 provides that the fee structure for the payment of hospital, medical and extended care services provided in accordance with an agreement referred to in Section 1703A of this Title shall be the rate set out in the terms of this Agreement. Each agreement shall contain price conditions for all services falling within their scope. Payment rates correspond to the parameters defined in paragraph 17.4120 (a) –(e), as described below. To comply with Section 1703A(d), payment rates will be analogous to those defined in Section 1703(i) as amended by Section 101 of the MISSION Act. For convenience and understanding, we refer to the provisions of Section 1703, as Section 101 of the MISSION Act will amend it, although we acknowledge that Section 1703 as amended has not come into force printed page 21672legal until VA has published a final rule for the implementation of the Veteran Community Care Program (the proposed rule INR 2900-AQ46), Veterans Community Care Program, published on 22 February 2019, see 84 FR 5629). Until Section 1703(i) is effective as amended, VA exercises its general authority in this provisional final rule to set the rates paid for care and services provided by an Agreement, and such rates will be consistent with Section 1703(i) when it comes into effect.
If you think you have the right to continue receiving PCV-type care, discuss your concerns with a VA healthcare provider at your nearest VA facility. To implement the Veteran Care Program, the VA has the right to enter into contracts – Veterans Care Agreements – with municipal health care providers whose rates are comparable to the Va Veterans Community Care Program. In addition to this authorization, certain procedures are included in the law to guide this process in terms of agreements, payment and enforcement. (F) the commission of another offence alleging a lack of commercial integrity or commercial honesty seriously and directly affecting the current liability of an undertaking or supplier. Paragraph (b) of Article 17.4135 provides that disputes arising from agreements may relate only to: (1) the extent of one or more specific authorizations under the current Veteran Care Agreement; or (2) fees for payment under the existing Veteran Care Agreement. These restrictions on what can be challenged are consistent with section 1703A(h)(4). (2) Such care or services are not possible for the person insured by a VA body, contract or sharing agreement. . . .