Senator Boozman's Staff To Address Hospital, VA Reimbursements

Apr 8, 2015

Sen. John Boozman
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U.S. Sen. John Boozman is sending staff from his office to meet with Arkansas hospitals and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to address claims of delayed reimbursements for the medical care that veterans receive.

Wednesday's meeting at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock brings together health care providers and VA officials from several states to address ways to speed up reimbursement claims.

The Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the state's hospitals and medical providers are having problems being reimbursed by the VA after treating veterans.

He says some facilities have relayed stories about claims being open for years awaiting payment.