Meadowlands Hospital joins effort to speed care for veterans
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SECAUCUS – Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas B. Considine recently announced that MHMC has signed a contract that will allow the hospital to help alleviate extended wait times for veterans in need of medical care. MHMC will treat veterans as part of the HealthNet Federal Services’ Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) program, which supplements existing United States Veterans Administration (VA) facilities.

The PCCC program is an extension network of the VA designed to reduce wait times for primary and specialty care and supplements the federal healthcare system for American armed services veterans. In New Jersey, it is expected that the program will reduce wait times by 80 percent.

PCCC provides inpatient and outpatient primary care, specialty care, and behavioral healthcare for eligible veterans when the local VA Medical Center cannot provide the services due to a lack of available physicians or specialists, long wait times, or if there is an extraordinary distance from the veteran’s home.

Covered services under the PCCC program will be limited to medical services defined in the referral from the VA. In addition to primary care services, common specialty services covered are inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, including, but not limited to, pathology, radiology/diagnostic imaging, surgery, oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, labor and delivery, and emergency services.

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