VA removed DBQs from public view

chaplaincharlie

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I could not disagree more with this decision. While firms profiteering from DBQs in an unethical manner should be address, this decision negatively effects veterans than use private physicians. A private physician does not know the intricacies of a VA rating. By not providing a key piece of medical data on the DBQ a Veteran might be underrated or not rated at all. This move by the VA punishes reputable veterans and private providers. In an era of Decision Ready Claims - this is a huge step backward.
 

oddpedestrian

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Even those firms are not unethical conducting exams remotely is hardly fraud and the VA as well as the IPEB both conduct them at their discretion. I have seen reductions for vets just from a record review, rarely do I see increases from the VA on a record review unless its something terminal. Plenty of PDRL decisions are also conducted from just pulling the vets CPRS file I have just a hunch this is attempt to stop questionable claims because the VA has to begrudgingly grant them because of the tie goes to the vet rule.
 
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