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64.022 Veterans Home Based Primary Care

FEDERAL AGENCY:

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Laws 93-82, 94-581, 96-151, and 99-166, 38 U.S.C. 1717.
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To provide primary health care in the home, through a VA interdisciplinary team, to homebound and often bedridden eligible veterans whose caregivers are capable and willing to assist in their care.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Provision of Specialized Services.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Veterans are admitted to home based primary care.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   The eligible veteran must require intermittent skilled nursing care and related medical services for a time-limited or a protracted period. Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician. The veteran must meet the eligibility requirements as defined in program 64.009.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Veterans meeting the criteria listed in the Applicant Eligibility section of this program.

Credentials/Documentation:   Military discharge papers indicating veteran served on active duty, meeting appropriate requirements within applicable laws.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician or VA authorized private health care physician.

Award Procedure:   Not applicable.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   No limit.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Not applicable.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   36-0160-0-1-703.

Obligations:   (Services) FY 01 $54,857,000; FY 02 est $90,447,000; and FY 03 est $90,447,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Not applicable.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, a total of 6,348 veterans received care on the average day.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

VA Manual M-1 Part 1, Chapter 30, Section II, "Hospital Based Home Care."

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Home Based Primary Care Program Coordinator, Telephone: (202) 273-6488/8540.

Web Site Address:  
https://www.va.gov/

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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