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does anyone have a link to what VA's position on C&P exams during this pandemic?

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If a veteran gets a call for a C&P Exam  done over the phone  be sure to ask the examiner if they got all your evidence, if he/she says yes its in the computer  ask if they have what you have? in other words make darn sure they read  or have all your evidence you submitted.

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No, BUT, I had a doctor's appointment today.  I had called to reschedule, but the person on the phone told me that my doctor does telephone appointments.  VA also has "telehealth", too.  So my appointment was via the telephone.  

 

https://www.telehealth.va.gov/  

Now, my doctor gave me a "telehealth" appointment in the future, and she sent me a link to do telehealth.  

Based on the above, my advice is to call the c and p exam office and ask if you can do the exam via telehealth.  

Remember, IMO docs dont even see the Veteran, they see his records and render an opinion based on those.  

My state, including my local VAMC discourages "non essential" medical procedures and appointments that involve close face to face contact.  

In compliance with that, as I mentioned, the VA took my appointment via the phone.  The doctor called me at the prescribed time.  

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I’ve been using telehealth for mh for several months now. I have a mic and webcam at home but they can do it over your phone too, even video if you want. Each appoint meant is a one tone w connection that you initiate through a link that they send you. If you don’t connect then the app doesn’t do anything ( I used to be an it guy so I monitored my phone network traffic just to see). It works pretty well And is more comfortable for me than sitting in their office on the spot. You have to tell them you want to do it at home though or they will probably assume you will use their Tele health terminals at the nearest clinic.

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For the life of me, I can't seem to remember where I left that goniometer.

Looks like my ROM will be normal after all.

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I got a call yesterday from my MH Phyistrist because my appointment was yesterday  she had called last week and mention to my spouse for me not to show up at the VAMC  she will call me on the 7th at my appointment time...so she called yesterday...Ask me a few questions and that was it. she made another appointment for Aug4th  hopefully this pandemic will be over by then?

Some of my other speciality clinics  like urology have canceled my appointments   which is Urology I need bad...but this is the VAFor ya.

   If I get any worse with my urology problems  I will seek outside care, my VA PCP informed me that  (ccp)  community care program has closed down due to the cocvid-19

so if any of you veteran out there get a appointment canceled and you can't wait for the healthcare  go to a walk in clinic or E,R,  to be seen  but call the VA first and let them know  they should tell you to go ahead  and when you get to this private clinic or E.R. Have them to call the VA, THEY NORMALLY WOULD TO SEE IF VA PAYS.

i DID THIS LAST WEEK  VA SAID GO ON AHEAD  AND I DID  BUT MAKE SURE THE VA HAS CANCELED YOUR APPOINTMENT...NOT ALL VAMC WILL CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT.

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