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H.R. 1805 (113th): Veterans Claims Efficiency Through Automation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1805

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2013

(for herself,Ms. Meng,Mr. McIntyre, andMrs. Kirkpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the automatic processing of claims for compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Claims Efficiency Through Automation Act .

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Report on automatic processing of claims for compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(a)

In general

Subchapter I ofchapter 51of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

5109C.

Annual report on automatic processing of claims

TheSecretaryshall include in the annual report toCongressrequired undersection 529 of this titlea report on the automatic processing of claims for compensation during the year preceding the year during which the report is submitted. Each such report shall include, for the year covered by the report, each of the following:

(1)

Each medical condition for which claims relating to such condition were processed in an electronic automated fashion during such year.

(2)

The feasibility of processing any additional medical conditions in an electronic automated fashion and any barriers to so processing additional medical conditions, including any such barriers relating to the schedule for rating disabilities undersection 1115 of this title.

(3)

The number of claims for compensation relating to each medical condition submitted during such year.

(4)

For each medical condition, the percentage of claims denied and the percentage of claims approved during such year.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to such subchapter the following new item:

5109C. Annual report on automatic processing of claims.

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