During the comment period for the interim final rule, VA received several comments from the state of veterans` homes and the groups that represent them. A review of these observations follows. Some of the issues raised by commentators can be grouped on similar topics, and we organized our discussion based on comments. (ii) All other information and documents requested by LA VA. This information and documents may include supplier names and names, legal company names, national identifier (NPI), type of NPI, type of supplier ID (. B individual or group practice), tax identification number, specialty (taxonomy code), business address, billing address, phone number and address of the health care website. In accordance with point b) (2) (iii) of page 17.4110, the first binding basis for refusal of certification is established, as defined in Section 1703A (c), and will reject a certification application if VA finds that the company or provider is excluded from participation in a federal health program or is identified as an excluded source on the list of reward management systems. This mandatory refusal is in accordance with Section 1703A (c) (3). Point (b) item 17.4110 defines the procedure and certification criteria of companies and suppliers. Paragraph b) (1) stipulates that a company or supplier must apply for certification by providing VA with the following information: (i) documentation relating to applicable medical licenses and (ii) any other information and documentation required by VA. This additional information may be (but not limited to): the name and name of a supplier; Legal business names, national Provider Number (NPI), NPI type, type of identifier (example.B. individual or group practice), tax identification number, specialty (taxonomy code), business address, billing address, telephone number and care address.
We interpret Section 1703A (c) that a certification application is required (as provided by section 1703A (c) (1) of THE VA to set by regulation a time frame after which VA must respond to this application), and we implement this requirement by specifying that the application must be submitted to the agency or supplier that transmits the information in accordance with the cv provisions in the following provisions 17.4010(b):1)). This information is what VA currently requires providers to submit to be considered allowed to provide community care in accordance with the choice Provider Agreements, and we believe that providers are familiar with this information. Although providers who provide services via a VCA are familiar with the transmission of this information, the information collection load is not passed on to the VCA program by the Choice Start Printed Page 21670Provider Agreements, as the certification process under Section 1703A (c) is new and is therefore considered a new collection of information , as described later in this rule.