Veterans Home Based Primary Care


To provide primary health care in the home, through a VA interdisciplinary team, to homebound and often bedridden eligible veterans whose caregivers are capable and willing to assist in their care.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VA Health Administration Center
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Provision of Specialized Services.
Program Accomplishments
In FY 2007, the average daily census was 13,222 and is projected to be 14,146 in FY 2008 and 20,108 in FY 2009.
Public Laws 93-82, 94-581, 96-151, and 99-166, 38 U.S.C. 1717.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The eligible veteran must require intermittent skilled nursing care and related medical services for a time-limited or a protracted period. Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician. The veteran must meet the eligibility requirements as defined in program 64.009.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans meeting the criteria listed in the Applicant Eligibility section of this program.
Military discharge papers indicating veteran served on active duty, meeting appropriate requirements within applicable laws.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Medical determination as to need for home health services will be made by a VA Medical Center physician or VA authorized private health care physician.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Veterans are admitted to home based primary care.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No limit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Home Based Primary Care Program Coordinator, Telephone: (202) 273-6488/8540.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Services) FY 07 $173,506,000; FY 08 est $185,631,000; and FY 09 est $263,868,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
VA Manual M-1 Part 1, Chapter 30, Section II, "Hospital Based Home Care."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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