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Pulmonary Disease (PACT ACT)

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I have been diagnosed with a Pulmonary Lung Disease. I still have to follow up with my Dr for final diagnosis, I think.

If I file this as a PACT ACT claim, can I just send the diagnosis and breathing test results, or should I have my Dr do a DBQ as well?

Can my General Practice Dr do the DBQ or do I need a specialist to fill it out?

If it's a PACT ACT claim, do I have to do a confirmatory VA breathing test and attend a C&P exam, or will they go with my test results and possibly my Dr's DBQ?

Thanks for any info!

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There may still be an exam to confirm severity. PACT doesn’t say no more exams, so we still have to request them. If you send DBQs  we send to a rater to evaluate first before requesting exams. 

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