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Revised IHS-VA Reimbursement

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Consultation Platform

Comment Deadline:

Tuesday, January 23, 2024


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS) have executed a revised agreement to facilitate reimbursement by VA to IHS for health care and related services provided by the IHS to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans.

This agreement replaces and expands upon the prior agreement between our agencies, which was originally executed on December 5, 2012. Under the new agreement, VA will now reimburse the IHS for purchased/referred care and contracted travel for AI/AN Veterans. The VA will also continue to reimburse the IHS for direct care provided to AI/AN Veterans.

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