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Foreign Medical Progam at VA Manila

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  1. Happy Camper

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    Got a reply to a question I posed to the VA Manila concerning the filling of prescriptions written by local Doctors. They will only fill prescriptions written by the Doctor in the VA. I followed up and asked if the policy of having to been seen annually in order to keep getting refills would still apply or can we just continue to order refills after the one year visit has elapsed. Will post the answer when received.
     
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    Received a reply from the VA Manila. If you still want to receive your meds from them you still have to have an annual visit. I will in all probability use my Tricare. I read the FMP fact sheets and did not get all of the answers I sought, so I sent them an email with questions. When and if they answer them I will post.
     
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    Hey folks (mostly Lorraine), whether you believe that trump is an idiot or that Obama was a foreign born pinko commie (quite a few), we need to keep POLITICS COMPLETELY OUT of the normal forums, keep it in the crazy rant forum. Most people who uproot themselves from wherever and move thousands of kilometers away aren't known for keeping their mouth shut <grin>...
     
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    Took a while but finally got someone to understand the issue I was trying to get solved and provide an answer. Here is what they emailed me in response.

    So you have it right you fill out the claim cover sheet telling us who to process the payment for you or the provider, for the Dr there is not a form persay for the Dr to fill out, what we are asking for is something from that provider telling us what you came in to see them for and what they did for you. The only reason for that is our processers have to insure that the services you receive are connected to your service connected disability. So a description of services is all that we are asking for with the cover sheet telling us how to pay and the receipt if you paid it. If you like and the Dr will do it for you just make a copy of your office visit notes and that normally covers it for the description of services.

    And yes you can attach the information to an e-mail and send to us.

    I have found a form that I believe meets this requirement. They will accept it as far as I know. If your doctor doesn't want to make an extra copy or be bothered with the requirement you could fill in all of the particulars, he could jot a note down and then sign it. I will up load it if anyone is interested. Good thing is we can scan our claim and send it via email for processing. Saves time on the snail mail.
     
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    More kool aid, Lorainne???
     
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    In today's email from the VA Manila:

    Veterans in Philippines will not receive health care-related travel expenses, but will not have to repay expenses mistakenly paid.

    Since 2008, VA regulations no longer permit the reimbursement of Veterans' travel expenses for health care visits and compensation-and-pension examinations in the Philippines. However, the U.S. VA Manila Outpatient Clinic, in the Philippines, continued to provide such travel payments to the present.

    VA announced today that, effective October 1, 2017, it will discontinue providing any travel expenses in the Philippines, and it will not require Veterans to repay travel expenses that were coordinated by the Manila clinic from 2008-2017.
     
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    Latest Info on the Foreign Medical Program (FMP).

    Latest email from the V.A.;

    Greetings from the VA Manila Outpatient Clinic

    Attached is the FY2018 Fact Sheet that is effective October 1, 2017. The fact sheet provides important information about the medical care and services available to U.S. Veterans living and traveling in the Philippines. To avail of services to treat a rated/adjudicated service connected condition, Veterans are advised to enroll in both the VA Manila Outpatient Clinic and the Foreign Medical Program (FMP).

    The VA Outpatient Clinic will continue to provide the same primary and specialty care, medications, laboratory, X-Ray and prosthetics services that are now available in the clinic. The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) will pay or reimburse for all care and services outside of the clinic, e.g., outpatient, inpatient hospitalization, emergency care, diagnostics, dialysis, chemotherapy, etc.

    FMP is a world-wide VA program so in addition to obtaining medical care and services in the Philippines, Veterans can also use FMP while living or traveling in other foreign countries. Upon registering in the Foreign Medical Program, the Veteran will receive a “benefits authorization letter”. The authorization letter lists all of the Veterans rated and adjudicated service connected conditions and should be presented to the treating facility/provider when obtaining services or care that are not available in the clinic.

    Listed below are hospitals that will accept the FMP “benefits authorization letter” and have agreed to bill FMP for care/services provided to treat the Veteran’s service connected conditions. When the letter is not provided, the Veteran will be expected to pay for services and seek reimbursement from the FMP. The cost of medical care/services that are not service connected must be paid by the Veteran.

    1. Divine Grace - Cavite
    2. Manila Doctors – United Nations Avenue
    3. Metro Psychiatry Facility – Pasig
    4. Sacred Heart - Angeles
    5. The Medical City – Clark
    6. The Medical City – Iloilo
    7. Lorma Medical City – La Union
    8. Baypointe Hospital – Olongapo
    9. St. Luke’s, Quezon City
    The clinic staff continue to meet with hospitals to encourage them to transition from VA to FMP. The list above will be updated as facilities are added and/or deleted. The list of participating hospitals is subject to change without notice and the VA is not responsible if the facility above chooses not to participate.

    Note that there are NO hospitals in Cebu or Dumaguete that are in the
    program.
    Click the link below to down load the VA's "FY2018 Fact Sheet", on this program.
     

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    kool aid, what's that?
     
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    Thanks, I was wondering about this topic when I do get there.
     
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