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Non-VA Care Medical System (Fee)

Metadata Updated: May 16, 2017

The Non-VA Care Medical and Pharmacy System (FEE) automates the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Fee for Service program. It authorizes and pays private physicians, hospitals, and pharmacists for products and services provided to Veterans approved for the program. Veterans are reimbursed through VistA Fee for medically-related expenses including travel. Information is entered into the VistA Fee system through Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) online menus. VistA Fee is run at the Austin Information Technology Center and interfaces with the Financial Management System (FMS), the Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator System (BIRLS), and the VHA Work Measurement database (VWM), to produce payments, accounting updates, and reports. VistA Fee facilitates money management, master record updating, and input error resolution. Daily reports indicating all payments processed and erroneous input transactions are transmitted to approximately 170 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs). Letters are sent to Veterans on a monthly basis detailing payments made on their behalf to Non-VA Care Service providers. Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports are sent to the Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO) and VAMCs. The Non-VA Care Fee Basis Medical System is commonly referred to as Central FEE.

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Metadata Created Date May 8, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 8, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Unique Identifier VA-VHA-CBO-007
Joseph Enderle
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 08c4cbfa-a97d-436e-9ce2-a115624bc418
Harvest Source Id e868f753-9395-4666-a30c-219334a64c6b
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-12-30
Program Code 029:041
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 97041fed22b544b08e6876e9496d3427fdce8162
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records
Temporal 1975-01-01/2014-12-31

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