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Does VA bill Medicare if I am hospitalized?

Published 11/16/2004 11:56 AM   |    Updated 03/01/2011 12:40 PM
Does VA bill Medicare if I am hospitalized?
By law, VA cannot bill Medicare. The VA is obligated to bill private health insurance carriers for services provided to treat non-service connected conditions which includes health insurance companies that provide Medicare Supplemental insurance policies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AARP, Cigna, etc.