VHA Office of Community Care
Indian Health Service / Tribal Health Program (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreements Program
The VHA Office of Community Care, the Office of Tribal Government Relations, and VA medical centers work together to implement the Tribal Reimbursement Agreements Program. The Tribal Reimbursement Agreements Program provides a means for Indian Health Services (IHS) and Tribal Health Programs (THP) facilities to receive reimbursement from the VA for direct care services provided to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans. This program is part of a larger effort set forth in the Department of Veteran Affairs and IHS Memorandum of Understanding signed in October 2010 to improve access to care and care coordination for our nation’s Native Veterans.