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Q10:   If a veteran can find a doctor to solve a medical problem the VA could not, would the VA pay for the treatment? 

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A1:  Only if the VA will agree to CHOICE you out into the civilian community and the provider you are wanting to use will take the CHOICE program. (Many VA facilities have a working relationship with local hospitals that may have the training to complete the procedure.) All you can do is ask your primary care doctor to authorize CHOICE services.  (LC)  2/14/18


A2:  The VA does not pay for outside doctors unless it is preauthorised.  (AP)  2/14/18