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Direct Sharing with the VA

Department of Defense (DoD) policy encourages Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) participation in TRICARE networks, and most VA facilities are TRICARE network providers. 

  • Many TRICARE beneficiaries are also VA beneficiaries so they can and do get health care through both departments. 
  • Some TRICARE beneficiaries transition to VA once they separate or retire from the military.

VA facilities:

  • Negotiate rates directly with the managed care support contractors
  • Are subject to the same utilization management and quality assurance requirements as other network providers

Getting care at a VA facility depends on the sponsor's military status and the patient's health care needs. >>Learn More about Using VA Facilities with TRICARE 

DoD/VA Joint Venture and Sharing Sites

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Memoranda of Agreement

Memoranda of Understanding

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VA Requirement to Participate in TRICARE

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This VA memorandum is to direct all VA medical facilities to become TRICARE Network Providers.

Memorandum of Understanding: MCSCs Entering Into Agreements with VA Facilities

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The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to establish general rquiarements for agreements between a DoD regional managed care support contractor and a VA health care facility so the VA facility can become a TRICARE network provider.

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