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Health Insurance Glossary (P-Z)

Source: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA – is the landmark health reform legislation passed by the 111th Congress and

Payment for Medicaid services

Content provided by the Health Care Financing Administration (“HCFA”) Medicaid operates as a vendor payment program, with States paying providers directly. Providers participating in Medicaid must accept the Medicaid reimbursement level as payment in full. With a few specific exceptions, each

The Aid & Attendance Pension

Curated Content from The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature.

VA Programs

Family Members of Veterans Under certain circumstances, family members of Veterans are eligible for health benefits. Some of the programs offered include the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA), Spina Bifida (SB), Children of Women

VA Benefit Application Process & Contact Information

The simplest way to apply for VA health benefits is by completing and submitting VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits online. Apply Online Complete VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefitsonline. You may request an appointment when you apply for

Income Verification & Time line

Income Verification VA is required by law to verify Veterans’ self-reported household income. The Income Verification (IV) is a process VA uses to match Veterans’ self-reported household income with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). Veterans subject

VA Benefits & Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance Health insurance coverage through Veteran or Veteran’s spouse provided by employer, Veteran or other non-federal source. VA health care is NOT considered a health insurance plan. VA is required to bill private health insurance providers for medical care,

VA Health Cost & CoPays

While many Veterans qualify for free healthcare services based on a VA compensable service-connected condition or other qualifying factor, most Veterans are asked to complete an annual financial assessment, to determine if they qualify for free services. Veterans whose income exceed