Monthly Archives: October 2013

CAVC–KYHN v. SHINSEKI–NO ADDITIONS TO THE RBA

We have rules we live by. We have rules for appealing. We cannot modify the rules to “fix” what we forget in a judicial forum. If we appeal to a higher tribunal at the VA, we are allowed to add … Continue reading

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NEW MARINE UNIFORM CRITICIZED BY OLD TIMERS

In the news today, old timers still in uniform are numb with fear that they will have to convert over to the new, 21st Century vision of the Marine Corps. Open rebellion is brewing at several bases and the Training … Continue reading

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The policy statement that keeps giving us laughs

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SOFOSBUVIR–HOT OFF THE WIRE

We had expected glowing reports this Friday after the FDA review of the new HCV Gilead drug Sofosbuvir. What, then, to our utter surprise than to spot this promising FDA blurb today- three days prior to the upcoming FDA discourse. … Continue reading

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IT’S SHOWTIME.

I filed in 1994. I was denied. I submitted new and material evidence. Nothing happened. In 2007 I refiled and submitted the same evidence again. I won-but only from 2007 forward. I filed an appeal for my 1994 date. I … Continue reading

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VA SLAYS BACKLOG DRAGON DURING SHUTDOWN

In what is being remarked on as a new ploy to reduce the VA backlog, many government agencies are looking at the VA’s latest legerdemain as a new tool for reducing their inbasket overload. Unable to explain why, after several … Continue reading

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VA examiners should ask patients about their multi-dose vial HCV risk exposure to meet today’s best practices and standards of care

Soon private physicians must make basic improvements in their practices. If they deliver haphazard care, they can face penalties.  If they follow evidence-based practices, they can be rewarded. Therefore, professional medical associations are creating learning modules, called Practice in Improvement, or … Continue reading

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