Monthly Archives: September 2013

Short-term care in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Medicare and VA benefits

I’m left with more questions after looking into this but here goes.  Short-term care is defined as 90-100 days or under.  Medicare Part A (Hospital) stops paying for care at SNFs at day 101 and beyond: For Medicare, you pay … Continue reading

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HCV SVR IN THE REAL WORLD

VA is always trying to suck in a new cohort of victims for their triple drug cocktail called Victrelis. They bought in hard with about three trainloads  early on in hopes of knocking out HCV as we know it in … Continue reading

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CAVC–NICELY v. SHINSEKI-DRIVIN’ THAT CLAIM, HIGH ON PRO SE

It behooves us all to be humble when we read this. I honestly believe this is the product of a simply misunderstanding. Mr. Nicely was depending on his American Legion service organization representative to carry the water. Oddly, here he … Continue reading

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NEGATIVE OBJECTIVE CORRECTED

Member Frank opened up an old wound this morning when he mailed me this WP article published yesterday. I find it hard to believe it was a mere forty three years since I departed the Kingdom of Laos on the C-46 Klong … Continue reading

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VA to Vets: Health Care Act talking points

This week, the VA mailed my DH a shiny FAQ and a form letter about the health care law. They are “sell sheets” for the VA.  Could the VA be concerned that too many veterans will drop out of the … Continue reading

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FACEPLACE

This one says it all. Must be one of those Happy Halloween things early.  

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KIDNEY STONES

Sorry if it appears I went on vacation. I actually did. Just got out of the hospital this morning. I crumped last Wednesday and was in the ER by Friday morning. It felt like the ugly return of the small … Continue reading

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DRV REQUESTS REMUNERATIONS FOR BENZENE CANCER

Government officials in Ho Chi Minh city, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, today formally announced they will be seeking remunerations from the United States for Benzene pollution and the concomitant resulting cancers associated with it in numerous Northern Vietnamese fishermen. Apparently, … Continue reading

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VETS OVER THE HILL

Some of you guys still want to play macho tough guy and prove you still have your six pack abs like Ranger school. In order to help you, member WGM has spotted this new Texas technique guaranteed to take you … Continue reading

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VA–RELAX, IT’S A BLIND STUDY

I’ve never been one for conspiracy theories or wiping my fingerprints off guns I handle. But… the other day an obvious piece of junk mail arrived from the VA. This one was labeled the Million Veteran Baseline Survey. Now, keep … Continue reading

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