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INDUSTRY NEWS: Important Message from TriWest About How You Can Help Our Nation's Veterans

Author: UCA Admin/Thursday, April 2, 2020/Categories: Industry News

Ways You Can Help Our Nation’s Veterans

TriWest Healthcare Alliance, the administrator of The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Urgent Care and Retail Location benefit for Regions 2, 3 and 4 (see map below), would like to thank you for your commitment to provide quality health care services to our nation’s Veterans during these turbulent and uncertain times. You are on the front lines of delivering care and calming fears as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread throughout our country. As you continue to provide these necessary services to Veterans, there are a few things to know:

  • VA will support TriWest-contracted Urgent Care/Retail Location visits via telemedicine where clinically appropriate. 
  • TriWest will pay for HCPCS code (U0001) and code (U0002) to cover the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2019 Novel Coronavirus Real Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Test.
  • Stay informed through TriWest by visiting the TriWest COVID-19 Resource Page for providers.

 

Take A One-Minute Survey, Join TriWest Network

To help TriWest and VA in better understanding what you and your office can provide to Veterans during these unprecedented times, please take a brief 1-minute survey to let TriWest know of your office’s availability, and your telehealth capabilities to see patients during this time of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemichttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TriWestTeleHealthUC. VA will reimburse Urgent Care network providers who are a part of TriWest’s network. If you’ve not yet joined the VA’s network to support the Urgent Care and Retail Location benefit and would like to, please contact TriWest by visiting: https://joinournetwork.triwest.com/. Thank you for doing your part in keeping our nation healthy during this critical time.

 

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