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What can be done about a mental health social worker writing misleading information in your medical records? Questions you were never asked but they answered for you, statements you never made and contextual factors to your mental health that are the result (family problems, marital discord, lack of social support) of your conditions but it looks like they are saying this is what is causing it?

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I would fire that MH provider. I would start with the Veterans Advocate and request thru him/her a new provider. State specifically what was wrong. There is a lot to be said for 63 Charlie's advise, i

This same thing happen to me a few times involving MH Clinic LCSW & a MH Dr What I did  I made copies of there quotes during this session'' I had with them on the dates it happen''   I (Copie

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I would fire that MH provider. I would start with the Veterans Advocate and request thru him/her a new provider. State specifically what was wrong. There is a lot to be said for 63 Charlie's advise, if you can afford it. The main reason is if you are continuously seeking treatment, even from an outside source, you'll be ok providing you are submitting those treatment records to the VA system. If they aren't favorable, you don't down load them into ebenefits, but you have the option to go out and get a new provider who is on the same page with you. The main thing is you are in control.

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8 hours ago, 1454th Solider said:

What can be done about a mental health social worker writing misleading information in your medical records? Questions you were never asked but they answered for you, statements you never made and contextual factors to your mental health that are the result (family problems, marital discord, lack of social support) of your conditions but it looks like they are saying this is what is causing it?

This same thing happen to me a few times involving MH Clinic LCSW & a MH Dr

What I did  I made copies of there quotes during this session'' I had with them on the dates it happen''   I (Copied off'' MyhealtheVet''  Notes) I                 I took these copies to them the next time I seen them and confronted them with it, actually they were flabbergasted, what they did they made an amendment to these false statements' and excluded them and wrote what they really mention in that particular session ...never had any problems with them since, Although one moved away.

with this said: They can't take anything  out of  our/ your records  once something is entered into our records  it stays there. And an addendum can be made to make an  correction.

 

At your VAMC  you can request different  Dr  or Therapist  or who ever your seeing.

 SEE THE HOSPITAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  OR THE DIRECTOR HIMSELF

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