TMTalks: PTA Perspectives: Valerie Beuschlein, PTA on TRICARE Legislation

In this episode, we sit down with Valerie Beuschlein, a PTA out of Arizona who’s passion is helping veterans. Unfortunately, she cannot treat TRICARE patients due to current regulations. We get answers to the following:

What does this legislation mean to you, personally?
How does it help us better serve our patients?
You’re passionate about veteran care–what are your plans?

Important Notes & References for this episode:

The Veterans Crisis Line is available to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Text: 838255
www.veteranscrisisline.net

References:

Boyer, D. (2017, April 19). Trump turns focus to veterans, signs extension for choice in health care. Retrieved July 5, 2017, from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/19/donald-trump-signs-extension-veterans-choice-healt/

Health Care Use by Gulf War & OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. (n.d.). Retrieved July 5, 2017, from https://www.publichealth.va.gov/epidemiology/reports/health-care-use-gulfwar-oefoifond/

Moloney, M. (2016, September 20). Opioid abuse awareness, Veterans courts focus of round-table discussion. Retrieved July 08, 2017, from http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31160/opioid-abuse-awareness-veterans-courts-focus-of-round-table-discussion/

Optimizing Funding for VA Community Care. (2017, June). Retrieved July 5, 2017, from www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/documents/Fact_Sheet_External_FY2017_CC_Funding_508.pdf

VA Health Care Utilization by Recent Veterans. (n.d.). Retrieved July 5, 2017, from https://www.publichealth.va.gov/epidemiology/reports/oefoifond/health-care-utilization/

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