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What is VA CCN?

The VA Community Care Network (VA CCN) was created to assist Veterans access to obtain health care services in the community. Depending on the health care needs or circumstances of the Veteran, they may be eligible for care with a provider within the community care network. If the VA authorizes the needed care, a referral is submitted to the community provider. Veteran eligibility for care under VA CCN is determined by the VA.

The VA Community Care Network (CCN) is VA’s direct link with community providers to ensure Veterans receive timely, high-quality care. CCN uses industry-standard approaches and guidelines to administer services, pay for services promptly, and manage the network to its full potential.

CCN is comprised of six regional networks covering all U.S. states and territories and is being deployed in a phased approach. Once fully implemented, CCN will be the preferred national network VA uses to purchase care for Veterans in their community.

Regional Networks
CCN is comprised of six regional networks that serve as the contract vehicle for VA to purchase care for Veterans from community providers. The existing PC3 network will transition over time to allow for CCN implementation to occur region-by-region in a phased approach beginning in the northeast with Region 1, (which includes Maryland, DC, and Virginia.)

The VA awarded a contract to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc. (Optum), part of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., to serve as a Third Party Administrator (TPA) for CCN Regions 1, 2, and 3.

Go to the Veterans Affairs website for more information.

Important Information

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