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VA MISSION Act Starts June 6 - here is the latest!

The VA MISSION Act goes in effect June 6. Here is all the latest information for Veterans and opportunity to join a VA Portland Tele-Town Hall June 3 or 4.

See below to download a number of documents about the VA MISSION Act and to sign up for a VA Portland Telephone Town Hall on June 3 or 4.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Below are links to a number of documents that will help explain information about the VA MISSION Act that goes into effect on June 6.

Also - please join VA Portland in a Telephone Town Hall scheduled for June 3rd and 4th to learn important information about the MISSION Act. 

To sign up...

Clink on the respective link below and simply add your telephone number and first name (optional) to allow us the opportunity to call you to join the conversation about the MISSION Act. Nothing else is required except to answer your phone when we call that day / time...

Monday, June 3, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Once you register via the links above, you will simply receive a call to join the town hall on the date time of the event.  Depending on the number of callers, staff should be available to talk to you during the call and put you in a queue to ask specific questions during the event. If we can't get to your question during the event, we will plan to get back to you after the event.

A presentation will be available HERE for you to download and follow along during the event.  Expect this presentation to be updated/posted no later than June 1, 2019.

VA MISSION Act documents;

“Understanding the changes in Community Care for Veterans.”  This is two-page info sheet / FAQ to help you understand how community care will work when the new VA MISSION Act goes into effect in June 2019. (Current as of March 29, 2019)

 “Veteran Community Care – Urgent Care.” This is 7-page document provides detail on the new urgent care benefit that provides eligible Veterans with greater choice and access to timely care in the community.

“Veteran Community Care – Eligibility.” This is 4-page document provides detail on Veteran eligibility for non-VA care under the VA MISSION Act.

 “Veteran Community Care – General Information.” This is 4-page document provides general information about the VA MISSION Act including many FAQs.

 “Enhanced VA Options Under the MISSION Act.” This trifold provides information on six topics;

  • Health Care Eligibility
  • Community Care Eligibility
  • Urgent/Walk-in Care
  • Copayments and Insurance
  • Access Standards & Standards for Quality
  • Complaint and Appeals Process

“Current and future state of Veteran Community Care.” This is a one-page document that covers general comparison information about eligibility, appointment and getting care, billing and urgent care.

Fact Sheet: "Veterans Community Care–Appointments and Getting Care".
Describes how a Veteran can find a community provider, how referrals for community care are made, how appointments can be made, and how care is provided.

Fact Sheet: "Billing and Payment".
Describes Veteran copayments and health insurance, as well as community care payments and claims.

“VA Educational Opportunities.” This trifold document shares about...

  • Medical and Dental Scholarships
  • Education Debt Reduction Program
  • Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Veterans Healing Veterans Program
  • Graduate Medical Education Expansion into Rural Areas
Fact Sheet: "Veterans Care Agreements" (for providers).
Provides information on the purpose and use of Veterans Care Agreements.

This link also has information related to the MISSION Act -  


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