CHAMPVA


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CHAMPVA

Abbreviation for Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans' Administration.
See: TRICARE
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Department of Veterans Affairs, CHAMPVA Caregiver Program Handbook: Health Care Benefits for the Primary Caregiver, Denver, CO: CHAMPVA, 2011, http://www.
Qualifying beneficiaries of CHAMPVA must be spouses and/or children of veterans who've been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability or veterans who at the time of death were rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability.
Participants must submit a CHAMPVA Other Health Insurance Certification form (VA Form 30-7959C) that supports they do not have another health insurance plan with pharmacy coverage.
Throughout the debate, GR staff maintained contact with congressional leaders and the administration and received continued assurances that all veterans enrolled in VA healthcare and their dependents and survivors under CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs), as well as military families, military retirees, and dependents enrolled in TRICARE and TRICARE for Life, are deemed to have essential coverage that satisfies the individual requirements of the reform legislation.
Extension of Treatment for CHAMPVA Eligible Beneficiaries at Department of VA Medical Centers After Becoming Medicare Eligible (Consent Agenda)
PVA expressed no objection to the legislation that would provide healthcare services to caregivers through the opening of CHAMPVA.
Due to the similarity between CHAMPVA and the Department of Defense (DOD) TRICARE program (sometimes referred to by its old name, CHAMPUS), the two are often mistaken for each other.
CHAMPVA is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program, whereas TRICARE is a regionally managed Department of Defense healthcare program for active-duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors.
Since he was medically retired, we were eligible for TRICARE, but I was not eligible for CHAMPVA [Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs].
NSOs received a comprehensive overview of VHA policy and business practices concerning hcalthcare eligibility, co-payments, beneficiary travel, and CHAMPVA, to name a few.
These older CHAMPVA beneficiaries lost their coverage in the past," says VA Secretary Anthony J.