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C-File, does RO's claims specialist opinion / interpretation of evidence, appear in C-File?

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Just wondering, does the RO's claims specialist opinion / interpretation of evidence, appear in C-File?


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5 hours ago, Gastone said:

I gotta ask, WTF was the delay in filing the CAD Claim? That CAD DBQ indicates Medical Record Evidence of Heart problems back in 2004 and 2012. Just considering the CAD 10% SC, by not filing back in 10 or 11 when CAD was added to the AO Presumptive's, he missed out on about $7K in Retro.

Gastone!!  YOU ARE TELLIN' ME BROTHER~~~!!!!  I wasn't with him in 2004....But I would have had his a$$ in the VA immediately!!  It was a "F-I-G-H-T" to get him to cooperate with me to get this far!!  He kept saying that AO had nothing to do with his condition until I started the research! (I AM NOT MAKING THIS ABOUT ME)....but "I" am asking for help because this all makes him very ANXIOUS!! IRRITABLE.  Because I have been with him to EVERY private doc appointment, and hubby has given them permission to speak on his behalf, I have gotten WHATEVER I can find.  I probably made a mistake by submitting his cardiologist "BUDDY LETTER"....see attached.  

5 hours ago, Gastone said:

Doe's he snore, have a BMI North of 28%, have a 171/2+ neck, and a wide tongue?  None of this exists, though I argued with him to have a study done. (I   am about to lose my religion)  *Seriously!  Hubby hard to work with!!!  But I luv 'em!!!  

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  I suppose that is where the Decision Rating of COPD was found.  VSO/DAV advised us not to file on two different issues at once. (?) Randy's Pulmonary doc has him on all kinds of inhalers.  (OMG!)   Also, while aboard his ship he was hospitalized TWO times for pneumonia. One time he stayed on the hospital ship for a MONTH!  

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6 hours ago, Berta said:

Was the stent  operation After the date they listed in the Evidence section, as to the private records they had?

They stated their had private records up to Feb 2017.

This might take a strong IME from a real doctor, and I feel the PAD , if documented in the medical records,should be claimed as due to the AO IHD.

Hi Berta!  Thanks for jumping on here!!  REALLY APPRECIATE IT!  

Yes, I submitted the attached report, to which later resulted in hubby's stent in 2017.  Turns out the blockage was "90%" blocked.  His legs were so weak! The other side has to be checked often, as when the procedure was done, doc said blockage is at 55%.  Not bad enough to do stent on that yet.  

6 hours ago, Berta said:

This might take a strong IME from a real doctor, and I feel the PAD , if documented in the medical records,should be claimed as due to the AO IHD.

Yes, that is all on eBenifits.  PAD TO CAD is all documented by his private Cardiologist.  Yes, that ECHO was done 2004 when he initially went to cardiologist having the heart attack.  

Have you googled the Examiner's name to see if they are a real cardiologist?  I have all kinds of searches for the name of that medical examiner, short of just calling the VA hospital.  

I have yet to contact VSO/DAV the POA for hubby as I wanted to run all this by my friends here FIRST.  I have more of a communication with hadit than I get with the VSO's.  

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7 hours ago, Berta said:

Was the stent  operation After the date they listed in the Evidence section, as to the private records they had?

They stated their had private records up to Feb 2017.

This might take a strong IME from a real doctor, and I feel the PAD , if documented in the medical records,should be claimed as due to the AO IHD.

An IME doc should consider opining on that potential .

Have you googled the Examiner's name to see if they are a real cardiologist?

The ECHO- was that date 9-16-2016?

Part of the "Lifeline" screening program I mentioned will cover a cartoid artery exam.They do it with a small scanner type of thing and can read the results on a screen (sort of like a CT scan) and it probably takes mere minutes to do.

Gastone is right. If his arteries are occluded that info will be found in the measurement data on the ECHO results. Unfortunately VA found that out After my husband has a major ischemic stroke due to his undiagnosed, untreated AO IHD.

 

 

Berta,

I just called the VA Hospital where hubby had his C&P exam and found the examiners name and when I asked his "specialty" she told me he is a "General Medical" doctor.  I googled his name and he is an Internest!!  Compared to hubby's Private Cardiologist: Dr. Stella is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease with an additional Board Certification in Interventional Cardiology.  He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.  He joined Heart Care Centers of Illinois in 2001.

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