Executive Summary VA healthcare staff rely on medical records to manage veterans’ care. Since the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act passed in August 2014, more than 70 million appointments with non-VA providers have been completed, generating at least as many medical documents. 1 Non-VA providers send medical documents to VA medical facilities … [Read more...] about VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Health Information Management Medical Documentation Backlog REPORT #18-01214-157 Aug 21, 2019
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VA Sleep Apnea Claim #1: This Veteran served in Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 to 2004.He was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2007, after his military service.The VA Regional Office denied his claim.When he got to the BVA the following evidence was in his C-File:A VA C&P exam concluding that sleep apnea was “less likely than not” related to military service. He … [Read more...] about 2 similar Veterans both with VA Sleep Apnea Claims Different Results at the BVA?
How many Purple Hearts are there?1.8 million Purple Hearts. At this time, it estimated that there may have been 1.8 million Purple Hearts awarded. The award was first retroactive to those who received "wound chevrons" and "certificates of merit" during World War I as well as to those from earlier wars who chose to apply for the award. Aug. 7, 1782: George … [Read more...] about Timeline Purple Heart through history
Republished from Hill and Ponton July 19, 2019 in VA Claim Tips, Veterans by Sarah Overcashier In order to receive compensation from the VA, a veteran’s disability must be service-connected. There are five ways to establish service connection: Direct Service Connection Service Connection through Aggravation Presumptive Service Connection Secondary Service … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to establish service connection in VA disability compensation claims
Decision Assessment DocumentSaunders v. Wilkie, Apr 3, 2018, 886 F. 3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2018)U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit What the case is about: The Federal Circuit held that the Veterans Court erred as a matter of law in finding that the veteran’s pain alone, absent a specific diagnosis or otherwise identified disease or injury, cannot constitute a … [Read more...] about Saunders v. Wilkie, Apr 3, 2018, 886 F. 3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2018)