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has the V A  started using  contractors to decided  remand sleep apnea  claims , got a call 

lady said they were a contractor V A   and was going to schedule me  with another doctor, 

my V A sleep doctor has already stated that it was more likely than not I had sleep apnea while in service.

 what can i except from this  evaluation?  thank you  for your input.

 

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Sounds good just depends on how she writes it.  They have been doing this for a while.  It is up to a 30 day wait for C&P on blue button report.

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lp1067 The VA can do just about anything they want; not unusual to farm out now days. I would definately suggest that you bring along copies of your diagnosis from your doc, so they can see what someone else has already found. It sometimes save a lot of time and effort (and more appeals.)

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If you already have an adequate nexus, in service event, and diagnosis, the VA could be "developing to deny".  This is prohibited, but VA does it anyway.  

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Have you had a sleep study performed by VA or private doctor.  If yes and you were already diagnosed with sleep apnea then the prior OSA diagnosis is proof positive for you to show to the examiner and file with your response to any BVA request.  If you have not received a diagnosis then your treating doctor notes, opinions are also very good positive evidence to show to examiner.  Take copies only to your exam as the examiner may keep them as C&P examiners have done at several of my previous exams.

My above info is not legal advice as I am not an attorney, paralegal or VSO.

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On 12/14/2019 at 11:57 AM, lp1067 said:

my V A sleep doctor has already stated that it was more likely than not I had sleep apnea while in service.

 

your lucky...my VA dr refuses to say. she also refused to do a DBQ or to give insight on how i develped it! very frustrating

 

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41 minutes ago, broncovet said:

If you already have an adequate nexus, in service event, and diagnosis, the VA could be "developing to deny".  This is prohibited, but VA does it anyway.  

how and why is this prohibited? and can it be fought?

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