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ALL C&P EXAMS LOCATIONS NOW OPEN!


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THIS MAY BAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED??,,BUT HERE IT IS AGAIN

All C&P Exam Locations Now Open 

VA has partnered with specialized contract examiners to resume in-person Compensation & Pension (C&P) exams related to disability benefits at their designated contract facilities and not at VA medical facilities. Your local VA Medical Center (VAMC) will still conduct VA medical appointments and testing related to your health care. Specific safety requirements are still in place for Veterans' health. While specialty exams are only performed when it is safe, certain areas have allowed removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to complete the appointment.

Final C&P exam location has reopened
Through a joint collaboration with VA contract medical examiners, VA has opened its final location in central Alabama to create a 100% re-opening of locations now scheduling in-person C&P exams for disability compensation claims.

For more information regarding locations in your area, please visit: https://benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.

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This is somewhat unrelated, but I think this is how VA medical shoudl be done in the first place. Instead of having multi million dollar hospitals, tens of thousands of employees and bureaucracy Veterans should jsut be given access to the same medical insurance that federal employees are for the area (some areas have different carriers than others). It would be so much easier to just put vets on that system and give them access to local docs than have to drive, sometimes hours to get to a medical appointment.  I do however think there should be means testing.

Vets who meet certain % and/or have specific debilitating disabilities should be given free medical (i.e. amputees, P&T, etc) and dont have to pay copays, etc.  however i do think that Vets who are able to work should have to pay a small subsidized deductible and copay depending on how much they make.  I dont think a veteran who is say 100% schedular but is able to work and say went to law school and makes 160k a year should have free healthcare. I dont say that i have the specific thresholds in mind, but i dont think it would be crazy to think that a vet who is 50% and able to work and makes 55k a year would find it a hardship to pay say $50 a month deductible and $10 copay to access Blue Cross's network vs what we have now.

Just a thought.  Although i know why they dont do this. One is because of entrenched bureaucracy, no one at the VA wants to push to lose their jobs, and two, they want to introduce scarcity to care to keep costs down.  

The VA shoudl basically be a organization that employs raters to determine claims but should farm out the claim exams to local docs and should do regular audits of claim examiners to make sure they arent denying or approving based on whims not evidence.  

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