Holistic Heart Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Veterans

If I come to Holistic Heart Acupuncture, can I be reimbursed for travel to appointments as a Veteran?


For veterans eligible for Beneficiary Travel, the VA can pay for travel to a VCP Provider. Holistic Heart Acupuncture is an approved and credentialed VCP Community Care Provider. https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/VCP-FAQs.asp




Who is eligible to receive a Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Card?


Veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System as of August 1, 2014, or combat veterans who served on active duty in a theatre of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War or in combat against hostile force, and are within five years of separation from the military.

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp




Who is eligible to use a Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Card?


Veterans who have received a Veterans Choice Card and been told by their local VA medical facility that they will need to wait more than 30 days from their preferred date or the date medically determined by their clinician for an appointment OR veterans who reside more than 40 miles driving distance from the VA health care facility closes to their home.

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp




Does receiving acupuncture under the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) require prior authorization?


Acupuncture is one of the specialties covered under VCP.

Prior authorization is required from your current VA Medical Center.

Please refer to the phone number provided on the back of your VCP Card or contact your local VA Medical Center.




I have a Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Card, can I call Holistic Heart Acupuncture to schedule my first acupuncture appointment?


Holistic Heart Acupuncture cannot directly schedule your acupuncture appointment with you, unless we have received your acupuncture referral authorization paperwork from your local VA facility.

When contacting your local VA facility to request an acupuncture referral authorization, you may REQUEST Holistic Heart Acupuncture as your preferred VA Community Care Provider. Many of our current veteran clients refer fellow veterans, family and friends to our practice.

If you have questions about acupuncture or are wondering if acupuncture could help with your current condition, please feel free to contact us before requesting an acupuncture referral from your local VA faciity. We are happy to help in any way we can!

Once your first acupuncture appointment has been scheduled with Holistic Heart Acupuncture, we will either mail or email you the necessary client intake paperwork to complete prior to coming for your first acupuncture appointment.





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