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Community Care and the VA ??

us55840us55840 Member Posts: 30,808 ✭✭✭✭
I needed to see a medical specialist and contacted the VA for Community Care since nearest VA facility with a specialist was over 300 miles away. 
 It was approved and received the proper written authorization....made the appointment and follow up appointment and purchased the prescribed Rx required.  The written authorization gave approval for Rx purchase with reimbursement from VA.
That was in January.  I completed the paperwork and sent it in for reimbursement. In Feb. the VA billed me for the co-pay which I paid.  
This is now mid May and I still am waiting for reimbursement from the VA for the prescribed Rx.
How long does it usually take for the VA to reimburase??????   
Or do I have to contact my congressperson again to get something done?

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln

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  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 30,808 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 1
    Well, had community care in JANUARY and still have not been reimbursed for RX specialist prescribed immediately.  Yes, the papers/receipts were completed and mailed to the address provided.

    I used the VA website message system to contact the nearest hospital that provided the authorization a number of times.  I have been told to 'be patient.'

    Contact my local VA Service Officer too.

    I finally contacted the "person who can help me" at the nearest VA hospital by phone over a month and a half ago and was promised it would be taken care of.  And at her request forward copies of the Rx receipts to her the same day.

    Still have not received reimbursement and it's July 1.   

    Next stop:  Contact my congressperson.
    There is NO excuse for this what-so-ever.
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
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