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VAC giving $200.00 per yr for Covid PPE

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Post by bigrex Sat 01 Aug 2020, 00:24

Probably best to just call Blue cross, and ask what the procedure is. That way you're not going to find yourself out of pocket, because they refused to reimburse for something you bought online.
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Post by peep Thu 30 Jul 2020, 21:24

That is a good question!

The peep is stumped

Do you have to have the pharmacy do it, or buy on amazon and send in the receipt?
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Post by Unknown Soldier Thu 30 Jul 2020, 16:46

So what do you do, buy a bunch of masks and sanitizer and send vac the bill.?
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Post by peep Thu 30 Jul 2020, 00:02

The peep is going to stock up
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Post by Teentitan Tue 21 Jul 2020, 20:28

Thanks Johnny! So I clicked on the link for medavie and found this under the Covid-19 link

Information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The pandemic has adjusted the way that businesses operate globally. Many new guidelines have been introduced to protect the health and well being of our communities, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), distancing measures and increased sanitization. As health and dental practices re-opened during the recovery phase of the pandemic, we understand that some providers have started charging their patients for the cost of PPE and additional cleaning time.

Medavie Blue Cross also has an obligation to administer our benefit plans according to the benefit contracts we hold with our clients, which do not typically include coverage for charges related to PPE or the additional time required for cleaning of equipment. This means that you may have additional out of pocket expenses when accessing services from a health care practitioner or at a dental clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, we strongly encourage you to discuss any extra charges that you may incur at your health and dental care provider, prior to your visit.

While not eligible under standard health and dental plans, PPE surcharges from health and dental care professionals are covered under both Health Spending Account (HSA) and Personal Spending Account (PSA) plans.



Of course you can claim the out of pocket expense on your yearly taxes. Just make sure you get a separate detailed receipt for your tax records.
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Post by johnny211 Tue 21 Jul 2020, 16:50

A Vet friend passed this on. I’m sure most Vets are not aware of this. You can either be an A or B Client.


VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA (VAC)
PROGRAM OF CHOICE (POC) 07 – MEDICAL SUPPLIES IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
ALL PROVINCES
July 2020
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) wishes to advise you that they have approved coverage for COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for eligible Veterans under Program of Choice (POC) 07 – Medical Supplies, effective May 6, 2020.
This equipment includes disposable/latex gloves, non-medical masks, and hand sanitizer, and must be required by the treating health professional in order for the Veteran to obtain treatment for their disability benefits entitled condition (A line) and/or health need (B line).
Health Professionals are responsible for their own personal protective equipment. Pre-authorization is not required.
Please use one of the following when submitting claims for eligible Veterans:
The following codes are effective May 6, 2020
Benefit Code / PIN
Description
Dollar Maximum Amount
COVID SUPPLIES (NON-MEDICAL
400935
00000904535 COVID SUPPLIES (all provinces)
Pharmacies may submit claims via POS using the PIN.
$200/Calendar Year
MASKS, GLOVES, HAND SANITIZER)
Providers shall charge the lesser of the rate charged by the provider to any patient paying cash for the same service/product, up to the maximum rate contained in the benefit grids.

Special Note: Medical/surgical masks (e.g. N95) may be approved in exceptional circumstances where the treating health professional provides a prescription.
For details pertaining to fees and claims submission requirements, please refer to the Claims Submission Agreement and related supporting documentation found on the Medavie Blue Cross website at www.medaviebc.ca and click on the Health Professionals link. On our website you will also find important information on how to:
• Register to access our secure ePay provider portal by clicking on the Register or Update link;
• Sign up for direct deposit; and
• View provider guides and benefit grids, download provider payment schedules and
other important information.
Should you have any questions, please contact Medavie Blue Cross Provider Inquiry at
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