Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

Getting Private Dr Records


Scott D
This thread is over 365 days old and has been closed.

Please post your question as a New Topic by clicking this link and choosing which forum to post in.

For almost everything you are going to want to post in VA Claims Research.

If this is your first time posting. Take a moment and read our Guidelines. It will inform you of what is and isn't acceptable and tips on getting your questions answered. 

 

Remember, everyone who comes here is a volunteer. At one point, they went to the forums looking for information. They liked it here and decided to stay and help other veterans. They share their personal experience, providing links to the law and reference materials and support because working on your claim can be exhausting and beyond frustrating. 

 

This thread may still provide value to you and is worth at least skimming through the responses to see if any of them answer your question. Knowledge Is Power, and there is a lot of knowledge in older threads.

 

spacer.png

Question

I am pretty much starting over with all my claims and need to file for an increase for conditions that have become worse. The last two years or private treatment is going to cost about 300.00 for copies. I wanted to get these documents and organize them with each claim. The cost is quite substantial. Do I need to fork over the cash, or just have them send the documents directly to the VA? I am kind of leery of doing the direct route.

Also, if there are increases granted, can you then try for an EED based of evidence?

Thanks

Scott

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

Recommended Posts

I am pretty much starting over with all my claims and need to file for an increase for conditions that have become worse. The last two years or private treatment is going to cost about 300.00 for copies. I wanted to get these documents and organize them with each claim. The cost is quite substantial. Do I need to fork over the cash, or just have them send the documents directly to the VA? I am kind of leery of doing the direct route.

Also, if there are increases granted, can you then try for an EED based of evidence?

Thanks

Scott

You should be able to request the records under the pretense that it is for your VA claims and ask that you be allowed to "hand carry" the records personally, I did this and it was not a problem. I explained that in the past the VA had stated they requested my records but did not receive them. It worked for me, so it might work foir you if you are convincing.

JMO,

Bergie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have your VSO get the copies for you. He will fill out the paperwork and the VA will get them at their expense.

I am pretty much starting over with all my claims and need to file for an increase for conditions that have become worse. The last two years or private treatment is going to cost about 300.00 for copies. I wanted to get these documents and organize them with each claim. The cost is quite substantial. Do I need to fork over the cash, or just have them send the documents directly to the VA? I am kind of leery of doing the direct route.

Also, if there are increases granted, can you then try for an EED based of evidence?

Thanks

Scott

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

I would try and get the records myself since the VA will not organize them. They may very well get them all mixed up. If you did not file a NOD and appeal your old claim there is not much chance of gettting an EED. If you have more than one claim the VA will need to be hand fed the evidence so they don't make a mess. Do as Bergie has said and maybe you can skip the fee.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I ended up just paying for them as to speed the process along. I would have included my VSO in the request if I didn't feel like he would messed it up somehow. I have a few conditions to file with the VA.

On a second note as conditions have worsened should I make appotinments through the VA clinic, or schedule appotintments with my PCP?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/medicalrecords.html

Charges

A provider cannot deny you a copy of your records because you have not paid for the services you have received. Even so, a provider may charge for the reasonable costs for copying and mailing the records. The provider cannot charge you a fee for searching for or retrieving your records.

You might want to check into the "reasonable charges" because you paid way too much IMO. Also look carefully at the word RETRIEVING.

Hope this helps...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also not everyone has a good VSO. The one in my county is just plain lazy. I really feel bad for him because nobody is referred to him that much anymore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • Advertisemnt

  • question-001.jpegLooking for Answers? Here are tips for finding the answers you seek.

     

    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. To post, you must register. Registration is free. You can register for a free account here.

     

    You can read the forums without registering.

     

    Tips on posting on the forums.
     

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

     

    Leading to:

     

    Post straightforward questions and then post background information.

     

    Examples:
     
    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    • I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
       
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
        • I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

     

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

     

    Note:

     

    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed.
    • This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines

<——>