The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will enable a tribal care coordination meeting for Veterans treated under the VA Reimbursement Agreement Program. VA is looking at how we can ensure that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans who need a supply that goes beyond what is offered directly in IHS/THP facilities, can receive this care smoothly, either in VA medical facilities or in the community. VA established the Healthcare Coordination Advisory Board, with the participation of IHS and tribes, to assist in the development and implementation of standardized care coordination processes. The purpose of this consultation meeting is to discuss the approach developed at the Advisory Committee meetings and to obtain feedback from participants on the implementation plans for procurement coordination activities. Using authorities that are in 25 United States. C were found. 1645(c), Sharing Arrangements with Federal Agencies, and 38 U.S.C. 8153, Sharing Healthcare Resources, VA, IHS, and Tribal Healthcare Providers created the IHS/THP Reimbursement Agreements Programs. This program offers IHS and THP healthcare facilities the opportunity to obtain reimbursement from VA for direct care services for eligible ai/NA veterans. This tribal consultation meeting invites tribal governments to provide information on the start-up proposal Printed Page 48769Enhancement to care coordination efforts for eligible AI/AN veterans, who use the program when tribes cannot offer direct care services for veterans.

vacctraining.adobeconnect.com/tribalconsultationihsthpreimbursementcarecoordinationplan/ For audio, please select 1-800-767-1750, number 85286. Participants interact by submitting written comments or questions about the chat feature during the presentation. Written comments may also be sent by September 25, 2020 to tribalgovernmentconsultation@va.gov or by mail to Department of Veterans Affairs, Suite 915L, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420. Coordinator for Regulatory Development, Office of Policy and Regulatory Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans….