Veteran’s Choice

In August 2014, Congress created the Veterans Choice Program, which permits qualified veterans to access care through eligible providers and facilities that are not a part of the veterans health care system. FQHCs were the only type of health care provider specifically named in the statute as eligible to care for participating veterans. (See Section 101(a)(1)(B)(ii)), suggesting that Congress intended for FQHCs to play a central role in assisting the VA to implement the Program successfully.

Interim Final Rule on General Implementation
2014 NPRM (NACHC Comments)
Interim Final Rule on 40-mile Rule
2015 NPRM (NACHC Comments)

Helpful Resources

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs