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Ime Versus Comp And Pen Results


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I've been lurking around this site and decided to ask how much weight do the raters place on IMEs, I haven't seen allot of statistical data about the success rate of those submitting them on initial claims. I submitted my initial claim with IMEs for all the below contentions, with MRI results, Roms etc. my question is as I read my comp and pen results the VA doctor tried disagreeing with all my diagnosis etc from private doctor, so I'm curious as how this will all play out Contentions: chronic low back pain (New), radiating pain in lower extremities (New), cervical pain (New), radiating pain in upper extremities (New), bilateral shoulders (New), bilateral knee pain (New), ankle pain, bilateral (New), plantar fasciitis, bilateral (New), sleep apnea (New), severe asthma (New), chronic sinusitis (New), gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (New), hypertension (New), inguinal hernia, right, residuals (New), fibromyalgia (New), hemorrhoids (New), Pseudofolliculitis barbae (New), tinnitus (New), hearing impairment, bilateral (New), temporomandibular joint (New), severe depression (New), erectile dysfuction (New), kidney stones (New), irritable bowel syndrome (New), voiding dysfunction secondary to enlarged prostate gland (New).

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Many Vets have won their benefits with IME/IMO's. An IME/IMO is only as good as the doc who wrote it, just like a C and P.

If the IME doc is qualified, and knowledgeable in knowing how to write a "VA" IME, and does a good job, then it should be at least as good as a poor C and P exam by an unqualifed QVC quack.

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Many Vets have won their benefits with IME/IMO's. An IME/IMO is only as good as the doc who wrote it, just like a C and P.

If the IME doc is qualified, and knowledgeable in knowing how to write a "VA" IME, and does a good job, then it should be at least as good as a poor C and P exam by an unqualifed QVC quack.

The VA has often taken the C&P results as gospel, even when the C&P examiner is only marginally qualified. In some cases, the Examiner is a NP that completed some sort of VA examiner training. IME/IMO doctors should be a board certified specialist in the appropriate area of practice.

In the past, the BVA has often taken a properly prepaired and written IMO over a C&P by a lesser qualified person.

In contrast, VAROs have often ignored or attempted to minimize an IMO and used the C&P results in order to assign a lower schedular percentage, or even deny the claim. I have such a claim, and it is in the appeals process. The VARO dismissed the IMO as speculation, even though the specialist is recognized as an expert witness in the subject by the BVA and veteran's court.

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The VA has often taken the C&P results as gospel, even when the C&P examiner is only marginally qualified. In some cases, the Examiner is a NP that completed some sort of VA examiner training. IME/IMO doctors should be a board certified specialist in the appropriate area of practice.

In the past, the BVA has often taken a properly prepaired and written IMO over a C&P by a lesser qualified person.

In contrast, VAROs have often ignored or attempted to minimize an IMO and used the C&P results in order to assign a lower schedular percentage, or even deny the claim. I have such a claim, and it is in the appeals process. The VARO dismissed the IMO as speculation, even though the specialist is recognized as an expert witness in the subject by the BVA and veteran's court.

Thanks for the response, I guess all to do now is sit back an wait

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