MARYLAND—If you’re new to VA health care, here’s what you need to know.1.
VA health insurance doesn’t cover many of the services you’d need to get through a full medical discharge.
That’s because VA health plans don’t cover some of the care that VA doctors perform, or some of their other basic functions.2.
VA doctors who perform emergency care at the VA hospital in Maryland get paid for that care.3.
VA hospitals are often located in suburban areas and they’re less accessible than other VA hospitals.4.
The VA doesn’t provide many services in the VA outpatient clinics that are open 24/7.5.
Veterans are usually charged more than other veterans because VA doesn´t provide many benefits to the veterans that would be available to other veterans.6.
The most common VA problems with medical care are pain, dizziness, and nausea.7.
VA plans don´t cover some procedures that VA medical staffs perform at VA hospitals, such as MRIs.8.
The cost of treating VA-covered patients for medical issues at the hospital varies greatly from year to year.9.
VA outpatient care is usually provided by VA doctors, who are trained and supervised by VA medical staffers.10.
VA-approved care can be provided to VA-certified patients at the facility of the VA.11.
There are some benefits to VA outpatient treatment.
Veterans can receive benefits such as VA Health Care Card and VA Disability Benefits.12.
Veterans have the option of paying a “surge” of up to $20 a month for VA health services.13.
VA HealthCare Card benefits are usually available to eligible VA beneficiaries when they get a VA Healthcare Card.14.
Veterans who are eligible for VA benefits can receive VA-qualified care through VA Health Services.15.
VA can’t take care of any medical needs for VA-connected veterans who are unable to get VA services.16.
Veterans in rural areas can get VA-funded medical care through the VA-MSA Health Care Alliance.17.
Veterans with medical needs can access VA-related care through programs like VA-AADCP and VA-RADCOVA.18.
VA has an online VA health service called Veterans Connect that connects VA veterans with care providers in their area.