Usually this exam will take place at a VA hospital or clinic, and if you have more than one disability, you may have to report for additional exams.
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Instead, the doctor will focus on your physical or psychological condition and evaluate your situation in the following ways:. The doctor may also ask you to complete some standard psychological tests—for example, a memory test to see how many words you can remember a few minutes after you read them from a list.
This part of the exam is minor and routine. If you are suffering from a physical illness, injury, or condition, the doctor will examine you to evaluate your situation. He may ask you questions, order lab work, and conduct medical tests standard for your condition.
If your doctor writes in his report that you claimed you were doing pretty well, your claim will likely be denied. Once the doctor finishes the report, he sends it to the VA Regional Office where your claim will be processed. Here is a brief overview of both result types:.
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Phone: A Physical Condition If you are suffering from a physical illness, injury, or condition, the doctor will examine you to evaluate your situation. Here is a brief overview of both result types: Favorable The doctor wrote a nexus letter, giving his medical opinion about why he believes your condition is service related. The doctor reviewed all of your medical records and stated this in his exam report.
The doctor was skilled, experienced, and well qualified. If you want to refute the report, have an independent medical examination IME or get an independent medical opinion IMO. Get legal representation. Get help from an accredited VA attorney. Because the VA can be difficult to navigate, having a skilled attorney to guide you through the process can be very beneficial.
Subscribe to our Channel.Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc. VAAR, issued to acquire medical disability examination MDE services in various locations across the country.
The protesters argue that the agency misevaluated proposals, engaged in misleading discussions and made unreasonable source selection decisions. This redacted version has been approved for public release. Charles Blanchard, Esq. Turner, Esq. Neuman, Esq. Madsen, Esq.
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We sustained in part and denied in part those protests in a prior decision. We recommended that the agency reopen its acquisition; engage in adequate discussions with the offerors; solicit, obtain and evaluate revised proposals; and make new source selection decisions. The RFP contemplates the award, on a best-value tradeoff basis, of multiple indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity IDIQ contracts to provide medical disability examination MDE services on a fixed-price basis for a base year and four 1-year options at locations throughout the United States, as well as various locations worldwide.
RFP at The agency awarded two contracts in each district. The RFP advised offerors that the agency would evaluate proposals considering price, and several non-price considerations. The non-price considerations, in combination, were significantly more important than price.
In response to the solicitation, the VA received a number of proposals. After evaluating the proposals, engaging in discussions and soliciting, obtaining and evaluating final proposal revisions, the agency assigned adjectival ratings to the non-price proposals and established a total price figure for each offeror. Those evaluation results are presented in detail in our prior decision.
We noted that, in evaluating price or cost in IDIQ-type contract settings, agencies in the past have employed a variety of evaluation methods, such as the use of sample tasks, hypothetical or notional plans that are representative of the anticipated requirements, and hypothetical pricing scenarios that reflect various cost or price eventualities.
In taking corrective action, the agency issued an amendment to the RFP that provided for evaluation of price using a sample task order, the details of which are discussed below. After receiving and evaluating the revised proposals, the agency engaged in discussions with the offerors, and at the conclusion of those discussions solicited, obtained and evaluated final proposal revisions.
The agency evaluated the proposals, assigned the following ratings under the non-price evaluation factors, and determined the following evaluated prices for the offerors:. Technical Approach. Past Performance.I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out.
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Give a financial gift to help with the upkeep of HadIt. Gifts are not tax deductible, they are just gifts. Hucast21 posted an answer to a question, March Galen Rogers posted an answer to a question, March Tbird posted a post in a topic, July 11, Asked by Bigwill2.
Have a question maybe some can help. Is this a normal time, should I or would it be worth me going back up there myself to check? I understand it can take 3 to 4 months or more in some cases for VA to rate once they receive all evidence but for the doctor to not have even sent back the results from the exam after 2 months?! Just wondering Called QTC they say they have tried to call Dr, left messages etc.
My understanding is that even when the doctors send it back to QTC it goes to their review department for weeks and they often asked questions to the provider and make addendum to the report im in the same wait but with VES. I don't know about you but I'd look at the exam request sheet and call the doctor asks if he sent it back to them and then ask them wheres it at. Bigwill, glad you made it thru the exam. I had exams outside the VA.
I have had alot and they are either done wrong, Docs suck, or the VA drags butt on getting the report. Just try to not go crazy. I am sure it will all work out. God Bless and keep us posted. The unfortunate part is, what Peggy tells you is often wrong, which was explained to me by a very helpful fellow that answered one of my calls to be the result of laziness VARO will probably never answer that, they will simply put out the request for the exam notes per policy, I'd assume like request for other records request - wait x days, 2nd request - wait x days, etc.
I've learned a couple of things in the last couple of years YOU are the only one willing to do the footwork on your claim, exams are more about the "words" you use than the facts of your case and yo have to work VERY hard at controlling anxiety, because VA moves at VA's pace I wish you the best and hope for a positive result for you brother!
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This post is a short guide to prepare you. Hopefully, you will receive written notice of the exam, hopefully some time before the examination is due to take place. There is a chance you do not receive the notice or receive it too late.
If you miss the examination for any reason, submit a letter to the VA explaining the situation. If you miss an exam, it will likely negatively impact your claim, so be sure to attend the appointment!
Before you even go to the examination, you have some homework to do. You need to make a list of ALL your symptoms, the frequency of them, and how they affect your life. One way to get this list is to keep a small notebook on hand or a notepad in your phone. Use this to take notes when you think of or experience a symptom.
Additionally, have a spouse, friend, or family member keep track of what they observe. I know, I know, the last thing you want is your spouse keeping track of every time you lose your temper. Her notes, however, can be very helpful to your claim. They can discuss your symptoms from their angle. Show up the way you are on any given day. If you cannot work because of the PTSD do not make it look otherwise.
So speak up! This is another reason why I suggest bringing another or family member with you. Often, this is NOT the case.
What is the difference between a C&P exam by QTC and an examination at a VA Medical Center?
Doctors use exams, such as the MMPI, on veterans who they think are malingering. This will obviously negatively affect your claim. I even do it myself. What about…. This is because your brain is just trying to cope. Your friends and family can clearly see how your symptoms are negatively affecting your every day life.
The last thing you should be doing during this is discussing VA ratings and legal aspects of your case. Do not cite, word for word, the ratings criteria and how your symptoms fulfill it. Do not argue with the examiner. Either way, this will likely lead to a bad report.This person is going to judge you.
How would you like to be remembered? A skuzzy stereotypical veteran? Do not talk about alcohol or drug related issues. You are not there to be assessed for those problems. You are there to be assessed for your psychiatric functioning as today relates to your service history.
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LHI C&P Exam Complete! Very confused afterwards..
I can tell you a worse one. The examiner only has a short time to figure out how impaired you are and they need the facts. In coherent, concise, sentences, and not rambling rants that lead nowhere.
Answer the questions to the best of your ability.
This is nearly a no brainer but be honest. Just the facts please. Be able to document everything you tell the examiner. You may run into someone like me who checked stories out. If possible have letters from people you served with, unit diary copies of incidents that occurred during your time and space, and letters from family members.
Or Learn more Continue. Veterans Benefits Network. Share Share with:. Link: Copy link. Has anyone heard of them and if so how was the service? Thanks, Pete. Retired TopKick. The five-year contract is funded under Public Law VES previously served the same Regional Offices for four-years with great success.
The new contract will commence on January 1st, VES is a good operation in my opinion and has its act together.MRN vs VES Game3 - LCS 2013 NA Summer Promo D2
Thanks and sorry I didn't catch what you meant about areas. Just an update, VES is not exclusively just for the states above. They are conducting services in PA also.
I was pretty impressed with their service. They even helped me with questions that I had about the VA travel reimbursement form; which I believe might not even be a requirement stipulated in their contract.
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