About TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest Healthcare Alliance is an organization that provides access to healthcare services for veterans of the United States military. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TriWest Healthcare Alliance serves as a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) that assists the veteran community by administering the Community Care programs. Together, they collaborate with providers so that veterans can easily find the healthcare services they need with the assurance of knowing that those services will be delivered by clinically excellent treatment providers. The medical professionals within their credentialed network strive to continually support veteran communities while exceeding customer expectations.
About the Community Care Network
The Community Care Network (CCN) is a community care program offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The CCN offers a direct channel for the VA to access healthcare providers for veterans within their communities. It is designed to better serve veterans by ensuring that those who are eligible are able to access quality care in a timely fashion.
What Is Community Care?
The Department of Veteran Affairs has multiple programs designed to strengthen community collaboration and better meet veterans’ needs. It is important that veterans are able to access care within the community when the appropriate VA services are not available or not available in a timely manner. If appropriate treatment is not easily accessible, the likelihood of benefiting from services decreases. TriWest Healthcare Alliance manages VA-authorized community care access for veterans in Region 4.
What Does Access to Care Mean?
When veterans are in need of healthcare services, it is essential that they are able to receive that support quickly and seamlessly. It is also imperative that there is transparency and clarity on the cost of the services being provided. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Community Care Network and TriWest Healthcare Alliance work with community providers to ensure quality care is available for veterans when needed.
How Do You Qualify?
Veterans enrolled in the VA system are eligible for community care consult consideration. Those who meet specific eligibility criteria for the service requested can be processed through the VA system for approval. Once the community provider receives authorization for care and supporting medical documentation from the VA, the veteran is eligible to admit.