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Do Va Doctors And/or Contract Drs. Cross State Borders?


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Wondering, are there exceptions for VA doctors and contracted Dr.s to 'cross' state borders? Are they or do they need to be licensed in the geographical state to evaluate a patient, say for a C&P? Or is that only needed for ongoing practices? cg

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I don't have an answer. I merely am interested in seeing how others respond, especially since my last C&P was done by a "contract" doctor rather than the VA examiner like in previous times.

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They are practicing medicine for the Federal Government, hence state rules and regs do not apply.

Having said that, they must be licensed SOMEWHERE.

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YES MY PSYCHIATRIST PRACTICES IN ANN ARBOR MI AND TOLEDO OHIO. ALL c&p eXAMINERS ARE CONTRACT DOCTORS, THEY GET PAID BY THE PATIENT. GO TO THE FED JOB SEARCH PAGE, GO UNDER DAV AND SEARCH FOR C&P YOU WILL FIND OUT THEY ARE ALL CONTRACT.

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All C&P doctors get paid by the patient?

I didn't pay mine and he still gave me a "good" C&P.

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Is this true, that the patient pays for a C&P examination? I never ask for any and didn't pay for it either.

The last one that I had, I feel that the VA still owes me for making me their guinea pig and dancing chicken. Get my drift?

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Hang on.

Okay, I read that again.

I think what he meant to say, or meant to mean, was that the C&P examiner gets paid PER patient.

You know, like the gubbermint pays him/her $200 bucks a person for each exam?

I think he meant?

Maybe?

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Had to chuckle on this response. Methinks yer right that government, hence we the taxpayers, support and enable our care providers no matter where, or on whom, they practice, or what state license or federal license we hope they have. Just darn interestin', eh? Sure wish I had a survey I could have filled out for my past few excellent C&P's versus the first few, uh, events.cg

Hang on.

Okay, I read that again.

I think what he meant to say, or meant to mean, was that the C&P examiner gets paid PER patient.

You know, like the gubbermint pays him/her $200 bucks a person for each exam?

I think he meant?

Maybe?

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C and P Drs. can be VA employees or contract Drs. My first two PTSD C&Ps were done by VA shrinks. My third was done by a QTC Contract hit man that I'd love to get my hands on who was licensed in my state but home of record is up in Oregon.

In my state, all practicing Drs. must be licensed in said state. Of course there always has to be an exception and my VA shrink is just that...not licensed in my state but is in Maryland, go figure! I don't know if he would get into trouble or not but I'm not going to report him to find out.

My state has an internet web site where one can go to see if a Dr. is licensed, if he or she has any complaints or has any pending lawsuits against them. It is strongly advisable that we all check to see if our state has such a website and that we check out our Drs. thoroughly BEFORE they do anything to us.

jaz

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You can also try http://www.healthgrades.com/consumer/index...CFUtyOAodwj4M2w

to get a rundown on many doctors who work at the VA and in private practice.

There is a fee-

It cost me about 15 bucks to get a rundown on a VA C & P doc and then a local vet's private doctor and the printouts sent to VA proved his Private doctor's credentials fully outweighed the VA internist's in the specific field of his disability. He ultimately won his claim.

Not all VA docs are on there at health greades but many are-

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