I was thinking Vync, that if VA APRNs start doing all C & P exams (since VA wants to give them
"full practice authority") that a vet could get a non VA APRN for an IMO that might cost less than one done by a medical doctor, if the C & P denies the claim. And the VA would have to accept it.
But I am not sure how this proposed rule will play out.
Comments from anesthesiologists at the Fed Register site were against APRNs doing their jobs.
Many nurses were in favor of the proposal.
The brief chance I had to read some comments from vets were both for and against this idea.
Over 24 thousand vets with TBI exams might have not gotten the exam done by a doctor with full expertise in TBI.
I posted some info on that yesterday. VA is contacting vets who had faulty C & Ps to give them the option to get a new exam.
The exam could raise their TBI % or even lower it.
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