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Just curious if anyone made it through the claim process without going to one of "their" doctors? My claim is 5 months old and is now in Notification Phase. I did submit much medical supporting docs with the claim. My doc did the IHD questionaire. But, no doctor appt was assigned. Today the 800 number told me that although once in the Notification Phase mine will take a little longer than the usual 5 days because they have to look at everything again and make sure their work is correct. I had listed things on the claim that I THOUGHT was just part of the IHD... heart attack, bypass, continued chest pains, etc.... all that has to be re-reviewed. Just wondering why no doctor appt by the VA?????

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It is possibly that the Questionnaire your doctor filed out aong with the medical reports you submitted ,was enough to decide the claim without a VA C & P.

As long as you are an incountry "Boots on ground" veteran, I would be cautiously optimistic.

The last call I made to the VA 800 number (widows cant use ebeneits) was in late December and the 800 rep said there had been a decision made but they had to recheck everything again,"to dot the I's and Ts" like they told you.

The award letter came a few weeks later.

My past experience is once they deny, they don't recheck anything.

I sure hope you can expect an award.

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I believe that they will set you appointment. Everything I file for they had a doctor exam at one the VA hospital. They will look at you and check blood pressure and say thank you.

They might for IHD is do a stress test, or maybe not.

I would put the pressure on the 1-800(nicely)

You should have no problem with your claim, except Time, and VA very, very slow. It took my first time once filed, 7 month until they called me for test. Then it was 2 more month's when I got my claim for IHD

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@SP4RVN1971 Just curious, my claim is in NOTIFICATION Phase following the Decision. I have spoke to the 800 number who confirmed that it went there 2/28/2012. Would a claim go that far before they decide to send you to a doctor? Not sure I can do a stress test right now because I have known blockages but would "clear" it with my Cardiologist if I get a letter telling me to go to a medical appt. That would be the pits, wait all this time just to have to go to P&T especially when they have reached a decision. The 800 number DID explain it is in the final reviewing process so I am sure that could pop up as a need. I have read where they do not always have a P&T under these new AO presumptives, so I will hope for the best and just have to wait for the rest. I could see where they would want want to establish a rating, tho. The condition itself is well documented and they have all that. IF it comes back even at 60% I will likely appeal it IF I do not get the unable to work 40%. Like I have a choice in the matter, anyway, lol.

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Did your doctor use the VA forms in his report? The va now has their Dx sheets online for non-va doctors to use. if they follow them and you do the 21-4142 you should be okay.

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http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0960A-4-ARE.pdf

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The C&P business for IHD can get a bit wierd!

I had ample evidence in my VA and private medical records.

The VARO tried to schedule a "stress test" anyway. The treating cardiologist and the VA's own guidelines stated that a stress test was not advisable.

When I gave the VA contracting cardiologist that was supposed to do the stress test a copy of my cardiologists report, the stress test was canceled.

Before the stress test was scheduled, A VA C&P examiner doing a C&P for DMII, stated in the exam report that no further C&Ps should be scheduled,

based upon the existing medical records, along with comments that additional C&P's for any A/O "presumptive conditions" are unnecessary.

The Nehmer review said that the C&P's that were done were incomplete, and not needed anyway, due to the definitive medical records.

Go Figure.

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The C&P business for IHD can get a bit wierd!

I had ample evidence in my VA and private medical records.

The VARO tried to schedule a "stress test" anyway. The treating cardiologist and the VA's own guidelines stated that a stress test was not advisable.

When I gave the VA contracting cardiologist that was supposed to do the stress test a copy of my cardiologists report, the stress test was canceled.

Before the stress test was scheduled, A VA C&P examiner doing a C&P for DMII, stated in the exam report that no further C&Ps should be scheduled,

based upon the existing medical records, along with comments that additional C&P's for any A/O "presumptive conditions" are unnecessary.

The Nehmer review said that the C&P's that were done were incomplete, and not needed anyway, due to the definitive medical records.

Go Figure.

You should not have problems with this! I had just had two stent's and got 10%. If you were on the ground in Vietnam or some of the other place A/O was used.

What their problem! They away got to have their Head's up their Butt!

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