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VA RIN: 2900-AP35 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Copayments for Medications Beginning January 1, 2017 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning copayments charged to certain veterans for medication required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions.  A two-step rulemaking that will establish a tiered copayment structure for prescription medications. AP15 is freezing copayment rates through calendar year 2015, and a new tiered system will be in place by January 2016.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.110   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1722A (a)    38 U.S.C. 1722A (b)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/05/2016  81 FR 196   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/07/2016 
Final Rule  09/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kristin Cunningham
Chief, Business Office (16)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-1599