The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for veterans' outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt Veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under current regulations, a calculation based on the medication of the Medical Consumer Price Index (CPI-P) would be used to determine the copayment amount in future years. The new regulation establishes three classes of outpatient medications. Copayments stop each calendar year for Veterans in Priority Groups 2-8 once a $700 cap is reached. For more information, read the proposal on the Regulations.gov website.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.