A New Program to bring free tai chi to our nation's heroes.
TaijiFit, LLC (TaijiFit) is pleased to announce it has contracted with Optum, who has been selected to manage the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care Network (CCN). TaijiFit will help to provide Tai Chi networks in your region on behalf of Optum.
TaijiFit would like to invite you to become a TaijiFit network provider for the VA CCN. VA CCN brings together the health care services of the Veterans Health Administration and supplements them with the network of community health care professionals, institutions, pharmacies and suppliers to provide timely access to high-quality health care. By becoming a VA CCN provider, your practice becomes visible to a greater patient population.
Participation will benefit your practice, and eligible Veterans:
Want more information? Scroll to the bottom for our FAQ
If you really want to be a part of the new Tai Chi for Veterans program, and help bring free Tai Chi to the women and men who have served our country, then fill out the application below. Applicants are accepted by a variety of factors, such as current ratio of instructors / veterans in any particular area. We promise to respond within 48 hours.
You will have to earn a credential in Basic TaijiFit - this is the only format approved for the veterans program. However, TaijiFit is not a style, it is a teaching method. You will be able to use everything you have studied about your style of Tai Chi and/or Qigong when you are a TaijiFit instructor.
Yes. The Tai Chi for Veterans training course will teach you all you need to know to lead a class for Veterans.
NO - in fact we encourage you to use the Tai Chi for Veterans opportunity to gain greater exposure for your existing classes. Keep teaching what you love, and build your school even more.
The Veterans Health Administration will pay you directly for every qualified veteran who attends your class on a per person / per class basis. The standard rate is $35 per person / per class (e.g. 10 person class = $350 for each class meeting). NOTE: The VA may change this at any time, but currently this is the rate of compensation.
Yes you can - however you must teach the TaijiFit format in any class veterans are attending, and you cannot bill the veterans directly for attendance. You will be paid separately for the vets through their VA benefits.
You do not have to travel. If you have a venue where you already teach, you can continue to teach there and we will help guide veterans to you.
As a network provider, you are an independent contractor and ultimately responsible for finding your own classroom space. However, TaijiFit is committed to using our best efforts to help you find a venue.
There may be costs to get started, depending on what you have already set up for your business. You will need a certification in TaijiFit Basic (currently at half-off tuition), you will need a business license (where required), you will need adequate liability insurance, and you will need to be able to pass a background check (we pay for this). In addition, there is an annual network license fee of $99.
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