My father is in a VA Home. He has VA Healthcare, his care was provided by VA . UNTIL he went into a VA nursing home. Do I ignore bills? The VA Home takes all his income except about $80 a month. This goes towards his phone bill, personal items, snacks, and a meal out a few times a month.
Since he has been at the VA home his bills are piling up. He does not have his income anymore and the State VA Home uses PT, OT, footcare, etc.. that is not VA paid! So dad has medicare for these but he gets bills for the extra 20% not paid.... what do I do with these? so far I wrote and told them he cannot pay.
He owes about $ 8000 now after a hospital stay. they sent him to a hospital that was not a Va hospital. it is all very strange. Before he went to the VA Home he didn't have these bills... now he does.
PT is located right in the VA Home and he owes them a lot but all the do is let him row a machine with his arms for 10 minutes and maybe put a hot cloth on his back for 10 minutes and charge medicare $85 a "session"
Just from what little I have seen medicare is being ripped off big time on a lot.