Veterans Home Based Primary CARE
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Public Laws 93-82, 94-581, 96-151, and 99-166, 38 U.S.C. 1717.
To provide primary health care in the home, through a VA interdisciplinary team, to homebound and often bedridden eligible veterans whose caregivers are capable and willing to assist in their care.
Types of Assistance
Provision of Specialized Services.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Veterans are admitted to home based primary care.
The eligible veteran must require intermittent skilled nursing care and related medical services for a time-limited or a protracted period. Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician. The veteran must meet the eligibility requirements as defined in program 64.009.
Veterans meeting the criteria listed in the Applicant Eligibility section of this program.
Military discharge papers indicating veteran served on active duty, meeting appropriate requirements within applicable laws.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician or VA authorized private health care physician.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Services) FY 07 $173,506,000; FY 08 est $185,631,000; and FY 09 est $263,868,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2007, the average daily census was 13,222 and is projected to be 14,146 in FY 2008 and 20,108 in FY 2009.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
VA Manual M-1 Part 1, Chapter 30, Section II, "Hospital Based Home Care."
Regional or Local Office
Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Home Based Primary Care Program Coordinator, Telephone: (202) 273-6488/8540.
Web Site Address
64.011, Veterans Dental CARE
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals