Va Sharing Agreements

2. This care or services are not possible for the person concerned through a DE facility, contract or allocation agreement. For the purposes of this paragraph, hospital care, medical care or extended care is not possible by an institution, contract or sharing agreement when VA finds that the insured person`s health status, travel, type of care or services, or any combination of these factors renders inoperable or discouraged the use of a facility, contract or sharing agreement. Section 17.4135 of Section 17.4135 establishes that litigation procedures are the exclusive administrative remedies of a company or supplier for disputes arising from agreements, in accordance with Section 1703A (h) (2). We interpret Section 1703A (h) (2) to protect disputes arising from agreements from the use of other administrative remedies that VA may use to resolve and/or resolve disputes in other contexts, including the application of administrative requirements and procedures under Chapters 71 and 38 CFR 38 and .C. This interim final rule is not implemented in Section 101 of the MISSION Act, which creates a new community care program to provide licensed Veterans through non-VA providers. The community care program is implemented in a separate regulation (2900-AQ46), but here we give a brief explanation of the need to implement the agreements approved in Section 1703A before the Community Care Program itself. In accordance with Section 101 (c) (1) of the MISSION Act, VA is required to adopt rules for the implementation of the Veterans Community Care Program by June 6, 2019. In parallel with this legal period, Section 143 of the MISSION Act amended Section 101 (p) of the Veteran Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act) to declare that VA can no longer provide the Choice Act to provide care and services after June 6, 2019.

As a result, after June 6, 2019, VA will no longer be able to use supplier agreements for the Veterans Choice Program. The agreements approved by these regulations essentially replace the Veterans Choice Program supplier agreements as a method of purchasing municipal care with instruments other than traditional procurement contracts, which are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and all other federal procurement laws.