May 07, 2021
In 2018, Congress passed a law that established the Community Care Program to ensure veterans receive timely, high-quality care by expanding their ability to receive care from providers in their communities.
In August 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded TriWest a contract to become the third party administer for the newly created Community Care Network (CCN) for Region 4, which includes California and 12 other western states. Under the program, veterans who are unable to access care at local VA medical centers are referred to local CCN-contracted providers for that care.
TriWest's responsibilities as third-party administrator for the CCN include developing and managing the Region 4 network of health care providers on behalf of the VA.
Contracting notices were sent to providers shortly after TriWest was awarded the CCN contract in August 2019. By August 2020, TriWest began full health care delivery in Region 4. Physicians are reminded that to provide “community care” services to VA beneficiaries, they must be contracted with TriWest.
Physicians who are interested in or have questions about contracting with TriWest to provide services to veterans in their communities can visit joinournetwork.triwest.com for more details.
For more information about the TriWest CCN:
Additional VA resources: