Bill DetailsOfficial information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Causes will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.
VA Provider Equity Act
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
VA Provider Equity Act (Sec. 2) This bill: (1) makes a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) doctor of podiatric medicine eligible for any supervisory position to the same degree as a VHA physician, and (2) increases the pay grade of podiatric surgeons to match the compensation of other VA surgeons, physicians, and dentists. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall establish standards to ensure that specialists appointed to supervisory VHA positions do not provide direct clinical oversight for purposes of peer review or practice evaluation for providers of other clinical specialties. (Sec. 3) The bill revises the extension date from September 30, 2027, to September 30, 2026, for the $90 per month limit on a VA pension paid to veterans residing in nursing homes when their nursing costs are paid through title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed July 24th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
HealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedFebruary 14th, 2017
- house Committees