Optum Health will begin covering the VA for states essentially east and north of Texas. If youâre a provider inÂ VA CCN Regions 1, 2, or 3Â and youâre transitioning to Optum for the new CCN contract, you can still accept TriWest authorizations during any overlap period and bill for those services. West coast providers will continue with Triwest
Even if you signed a contract to join Optumâs network, you may still continue care for an authorization that TriWest sent you. These authorizations are meant to ensure Veterans who need treatment in the community can continue the episode of care while you contract with Optum and transition to its CCN network.
If you receive a TriWest authorization to treat a Veteran, please provide the care, then bill TriWest for your services through WPS Military and Veterans Health (WPS MVH). Even if you joined the Optum network, TriWest will still pay for services authorized.
*Review aÂ map of the new CCN RegionsÂ on VAâs website.