Wednesday, January 2, 2019

VA Awards Community Care Network Contracts

Dana Halvorson

On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded contracts to manage provider networks for Regions 1, 2 and 3 of VA’s new Community Care Network (CCN), the department’s direct link with community providers.  The contract award for Region 4 is expected by early April 2019.  The contract award for Regions 5 and 6 are expected by end of calendar year 2019. 

According to a press release from the VA on these contracts, the network will be the standard contract vehicle allowing VA to purchase care for Veterans from community health care providers (including skilled nursing centers) using industry-standard approaches and guidelines in support of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 to administer services and manage the network to its full potential.  VA will provide care coordination under this new contract.  TriWest Healthcare Alliance has expanded its network to support Veteran and provider care coordination across the nation until CCN is fully implemented.  More details on these contracts and what states are included in each Region can be found here.  

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