Saturday, November 21, 2015

HR 3016 - Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act (VA Provider Equity Act)

H.R. 3016
Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act 
Congressional Budget Office Cost Summary
Podiatrists. (VA Provider Equity Act: Dr Brad Wenstrup R-OH)
Section 101 would require VA to treat podiatrists as physicians for the purposes of pay, recruitment, and retention. Over the next five
years, CBO expects that VA will employ, on average, about 400 podiatrist
s at an annual salary of $195,000. Based on pay data from VA, CBO estimates that this proposal would increase that compensation by
6 percent to an average of $210,000 over that period. In
addition, CBO expects that the higher level of compensation would enable
VA to be more successful in recruiting podiatrists. Accordingly, we estimate that over the 2016-2020 period, the number of podiatrists VA employs each year would increase to an average of 420. As a result, CBO
estimates that implementing section 101 would increase personnel costs by $34 million over the 2016-2020 period.

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